Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

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Recipe: Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

Summary: A simple baked pear becomes an elegant dessert when drizzled with chocolate sauce that’s laced with cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium firm pears
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick (2 inches)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons 2% milk

Instructions

  1. Core pears from bottom, leaving stems intact. Peel pears. Cut 1/4 in. from bottom to level if necessary. Place in a large saucepan; add the water, vanilla, cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until pears are almost tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and cinnamon. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Cool.
  3. Drain pears; place on dessert plates. Drizzle with chocolate sauce. Yield: 2 servings.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 35 minute(s)

Calories: 187

Fat: 2 g

Protein: 3 g

Photo and Recipe adapted from Reader’s Digest

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