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Poached Chayotes with Chocolate Sauce

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Makes 8 servings.

The mild flavor and slight crunch of chayote are complemented by a warm chocolate drizzle. Served over a bed of pineapple and coconut it's divine.

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  • Cook water and sugar in 4-qt. saucepan on medium-high heat until sugar is completely dissolved, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add chayotes; partially cover saucepan with lid. Simmer 30 min. or until chayotes are tender, stirring gently every 10 min. Remove chayotes from liquid; discard liquid. Cut chayotes lengthwise in half.
  • Place chocolate in small microwaveable bowl. Add milk. Microwave on HIGH 2 min., stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup of the pineapple onto each of eight plates; sprinkle each with about 1 tsp. coconut. Top with chayote halves; drizzle evenly with chocolate sauce. Sprinkle with pecans.

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Food Facts

This is a favorite dessert in Venezuela where chayotes are plentiful and popular!


  • Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 8 servings.
Calories 180
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 30mg
Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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