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Poached Pears Recipe
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Poached Pears

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

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Original recipe makes 4 Serving Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 01, 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 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.

May 06, 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.

Dec 04, 2006

I made these when my parents came to dinner and my dad said they were the best pears he ever had! I added a little splash of grand marnier to the chocolate and it was fantastic.

Jan 01, 2004

very sophisticated. It's easy and yet wows your guests

Apr 27, 2005

We loved this recipe. I used chocolate carbernet sauce instead of chocolate chips. Very nice dish!

Oct 08, 2008


Oct 08, 2007

I only used the champagne, cinnamon stick, and a cup or so of diet cran-grape juice. Really good!


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  • Calories
  • 542 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 104.7 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 7.6 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

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

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