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Poached Pears

Poached Pears

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CHRISTINA STJOHN CERICOLA

The ultimate in class and taste. Serve with sweetened whipped cream flavored with vanilla and Grand Marnier.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 542 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 104.7g
  • 34%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine champagne, orange juice and sugar. Add orange slices, cloves and vanilla. Bring to a boil, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Place pears in saucepan, and reduce heat. Cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove cover, and simmer an additional 30 minutes. Remove pears from the liquid, and let cool.
  2. Heat chocolate in a bowl over hot water, stirring until melted. Pour chocolate over the pears, and serve.
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Reviews

MUSIC_MINX
22
2/10/2006

I think the chocolate is gilding the lily. Consider using port in place of the champagne, and leave out the orange, use brandy in the whipped cream.

MAGGIE MCGUIRE
12
1/1/2004

So easy, yet so elegant. My family loved these and they make a great presentation. I will be serving these at some up-coming ladies luncheons. Thanks Christina.

Melida
9
5/6/2008

Very yummy and easy. I followed the suggestion of another user and added add the grand manier to the chocolate. But don't! Otherwise the chocolate will freeze up and get chunky. I had to throw it away. Instead, drizzle it over the final dessert. Also, i used wine instead of champagne.