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Poached Fresh Pears in White Burgundy with Chocolate Sauce

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 6 lg Fresh pears
  • 1 1/2 qt White wine
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 6 Cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 c Heavy cream
  • 4 Squares bitter chocolate
  • 2 1/2 c Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c Butter -- (or margarine)
  • 1/2 c Strong coffee


STEP ONE: Select large firm pears. Peel pears, leaving the stems. Core from
the bottom, leaving a 3/4-inch hole. Bring the white wine, sugar, and
seasoning to a boil in a saucepan. Place the pears in the wine and simmer
until tender. Be careful not to overcook. Set aside and let the pears cool
in the wine.

STEP TWO: Chocolate Sauce Put cream, chocolate, powdered sugar, butter,
and strong coffee in a double boiler and heat for 30 minutes or until the
chocolate is melted. Mix well.

STEP THREE: Drain the pears, spoon the chocolate sauce in a nice stem glass
or a bowl, and place the pears in the center. Garnish with fresh mint

CHEF'S NOTE: These pears are excellent served over French Vanilla ice cream
and topped with chocolate sauce.

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