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Pears in Chocolate Sauce Recipe
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Pears in Chocolate Sauce

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Leave stems on peeled pears. Sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan large enough to accommodate 4 pears standing upright, combine water and sugar. Place over medium heat, and boil until sugar is dissolved. Stir in vanilla, then place the pears in. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool in liquid, then drain.
  3. In the top of a double boiler, combine chocolate, cream and butter. Heat, stirring, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in coffee liqueur.
  4. Place pears on serving dish, pour chocolate sauce over pears, and garnish with maraschino cherries.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 05, 2004

I don't understand why you don't core the pears. This is a tasty recipe but could be easier to eat. Next time I will core them (and keep an eye on them in case they don't need 15 min. of cook time). Good chocolate sauce!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 09, 2004

I really didn't care for this recipe, but then I'm not a huge fan of pears. I found it a little too difficult to make for a so-so result.

 

10 Ratings

Aug 19, 2008

Great idea! My pears discolored a bit in the pot despite following the lemon juice instruction. I cored them from the bottom to keep the stems intact and only cooked mine for about 5 minutes before removing them from the heat - and they were perfectly tender without being mushy. I skipped the coffee liquor and maraschino, added a little vanilla to the chocolate and garnished with lemon zest and sugared almonds. Very pretty and delicious, thanks!

 
Nov 15, 2006

This was very good, but I ended up making a different chocolate sauce. I do not care for bittersweet chocolate, so I made it again with semi-sweet, a sliver of butter and a little milk. Much better. I cored the pears before cooking, and they were sweet and tender. I also garnished with fresh strawberries. Easy and tasty!

 
Jan 05, 2004

YUM! I'm not one for pears usually, but this was delicious.

 
Dec 04, 2007

These were very good but I did use semi-sweet chocolate instead of the bitter since I didn't want my guests over powered with dark choc.

 
Sep 21, 2012

I thought the semi-sweet chocolat sauce worked very well with the sweeter pears. Will be made again!

 
Jan 17, 2013

Awesome recipe even when using only 1/2 the sugar recommended in the recipe. A favorite from everyone in the family!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 425 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 71.7 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 8 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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