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Pears De Cacao

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 11 Pear halves; canned or see
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  • 3 tb Cocoa
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 3/4 c Whipping cream; whipped
  • 1 ds Salt
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 ts Mint extract
  • 1 ts Unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 c Creme de Cacao


Drain the pears thoroughly on paper toweling. Combine the cocoa and sugar
in a mixer bowl, then blend into the cream. Add the salt, vanilla and mint
extracts. Soften the gelatin in 1 tablespoon of cold water, then dissolve
over hot water. Add the gelatin to the cream mixture and stir until smooth.
Chill until of spreading consistency. Fill the cavities of the pears and
spread the cut sides with the chocolate mixture. Place 2 pear halves
together to form whole pears, then place in a shallow dish, chill for at
least 1 hour. Arrange each pear in a stemmed compote and spoon the Creme de
Cacao over the pears. Garnish with Chocolate Leaves and chill until ready
to serve. Note: These are great for a quick last minute dessert, and if you
have a bit more time, try using fresh pears which have been peeled and
poached until tender. For a special treat, inject the pears with some of
the Creme de Cacao, or Creme de Menthe.

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