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Chocolate Pears

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Water
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 2 tb Lemon juice
  • 1 Stick (3-inch) cinnamon
  • 4 Firm bosc pears (1-3/4 lbs.)


1/4 c Half-half
1/2 c Sugar
2 Squares (1-oz) unsweetend
2 tb Butter or margine
1 ts Almond extract

1. In a two quart microwave safe casserole, mix water, 3/4 cup sugar, lemon
juice, and cinnamon. Microwave, covered, at HIGH (100% power) 4 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, leaving stems on, pare pears; then core them through bottom.
Cut thin slice off each bottom so pears will stand up. Place pears in hot
syrup turning to coat with syrup. Microwave, covered at HIGH 10 minutes,
turning pears in syrup after 5 minutes and rotating dish. Let pears cool in
syrup; chill 2 hours or overnight.

3. Before serving, make sauce: In a medium-size glass bowl, mix half and
half and sugar. Microwave, uncovered, at HIGH 2 minutes, stirring after 1
minute. Add chocolate; microwave at HIGH 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate
is melted. Stir in butter until melted, then extract. Spoon 2 tablespoons
sauce onto each serving plate; top with pear. Spoon 1 tablespoon sauce over
each. Makes 4 servings; 484 calories per serving.

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