Ultimate Chocolate Sundaes

Total Time
35mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

A delicious dessert! Using Mexican chocolate works well in this recipe. Adapted from BH&G.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan combine the chocolate, water, and 1/4 cup sugar. Melt chocolate over low heat, stirring slowly and constantly. Stir in pear liqueur or nectar. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Peel the pears, if desired; cut into quarters.* In a large skillet melt butter. Add pear quarters; cook over medium heat about 12 minutes or until browned and tender, turning once. Add the 2 tablespoons sugar stirring gently until sugar is dissolved and pears are glazed.
  3. To assemble: Place scoops of ice cream in bottom of 8 individual bowls. Spoon two pear pieces and some sauce around ice cream in each bowl. Top with chocolate sauce. Makes 8 servings.
  4. *Note: If using large pears, use only 2 pears and cut into fourths.

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The chocolate sauce was just WONDERFUL. I used the Popular brand of Mexican chocolate. Since it comes in a 9 ounce size, I used all of it and added just a tiny bit more sugar to compensate. Pear liqueur was impossible to find, so I used pear nectar. Overall, we found that the assembled dessert was extremely sweet. I don't know that we'll be making the whole thing as is again, but will definitely be making the chocolate sauce again as I think it would be a wonderful accent to angel food cake.

mollypaul August 16, 2007

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