Poached Pears With Chocolate-Pear Sauce

“From Bon Appetit, a lovely dessert for any occasion.Here's a little number you can whip up for a romantic after dinner dessert. Pear nectar can be found in the canned juice section of your market. The brand I use is Kern's. This is a nice change from some of the heavier desserts, and you still get the chocolate! Poaching time varies, depending on how ripe your pears are.”
1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir pear nectar, white wine and sugar in a heavy large saucepan over med.high heat until sugar dissolves and syrup comes to a boil.
  2. Add pears to syrup in saucepan.Cover pan, reduce heat to med.- low, and simmer until pears are tender, about 8 minutes.
  3. Using slotted spoon transfer pears to plate.
  4. Increase heat to med.- high and boil poaching liquid until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 8 minutes. Remove pan from heat.
  5. Add chocolate; whisk until chocolate melts and sauce is smooth.
  6. Place 1 warm pear half on each plate. Top with warm chocolate sauce. Or, cover pears and chocolate sauce separately and refrigerate up to 2 days; then serve pears cold with sauce, rewarming sauce, if desired.

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