1 hr 5 mins
From Bon Appetit, a lovely dessert for any occasion.Here's a little number you can whip up for a romantic after dinner dessert. Pear nectar can be found in the canned juice section of your market. The brand I use is Kern's. This is a nice change from some of the heavier desserts, and you still get the chocolate! Poaching time varies, depending on how ripe your pears are.
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- 1Stir pear nectar, white wine and sugar in a heavy large saucepan over med.high heat until sugar dissolves and syrup comes to a boil.
- 2Add pears to syrup in saucepan.Cover pan, reduce heat to med.- low, and simmer until pears are tender, about 8 minutes.
- 3Using slotted spoon transfer pears to plate.
- 4Increase heat to med.- high and boil poaching liquid until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 8 minutes. Remove pan from heat.
- 5Add chocolate; whisk until chocolate melts and sauce is smooth.
- 6Place 1 warm pear half on each plate. Top with warm chocolate sauce. Or, cover pears and chocolate sauce separately and refrigerate up to 2 days; then serve pears cold with sauce, rewarming sauce, if desired.
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Nutritional Facts for Poached Pears With Chocolate-Pear Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (202 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 157.9
- Calories from Fat 1
- Total Fat 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 4.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 35.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
- Sugars 24.0 g
- Protein 0.4 g