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Easy and Elegant Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce
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Easy and Elegant Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

30 Min(s)
30 Min(s) Prep
Make poached pears with chocolate sauce using your favorite type of pears. Easy and Elegant Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce is a fruity, sweet delight!
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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
2-1/3 cups sugar, divided
4 cups plus 3 Tbsp. water, divided
4 firm ripe Bosc pears, peeled
1 oz. BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate, broken into sections
1 Tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp. vanilla
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Let's Make It
1
Mix 2 cups sugar and 4 cups water in 4-qt. saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, cook 2 min. or until sugar is completely dissolved, stirring frequently.
2
Add pears; partially cover pan with lid. Simmer on medium-low heat 20 min. or just until pears are tender, stirring after 10 min. Remove pears from liquid; discard pear liquid.
3
Microwave chocolate and remaining water in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Add remaining sugar; mix well. Microwave on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until sugar is dissolved, stirring after 45 sec.
4
Stir in butter and vanilla until butter is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Spoon over pears.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Make Ahead
These delicious cooked pears can be prepared ahead of time. Cool, then refrigerate up to 24 hours before serving. Prepare chocolate sauce just before serving.
Tip 2
Substitute
Prepare using your favorite variety of firm ripe pears.
Tip 3
Test for Doneness
Test the doneness of the cooked pears by piercing the base of each pear with the tip of a knife. If it doesn't meet any resistance, then it is done.
Tip 4
Substitute
For a Mocha Chocolate Sauce, prepare chocolate sauce as directed with 3 Tbsp. brewed MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee in place of the water OR add 1-1/2 tsp. MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee along with the sugar.
Nutrition
Calories
300
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
9%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
3%
Sodium 25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 62g
23%
Dietary Fibers 5g
18%
Sugars 56g
112%
Protein 1g
2%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
2%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
4 servings, 1 pear and 2 Tbsp. chocolate sauce each
* 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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