Recipe By MONICA SELF
Rating
Published Jun 19th
Prep 5m Cook 25m Additional 30m Ready In 60m
Servings 4 servings Calories 425.3

Delight your family with this elegant and delicious dessert.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 pears, peeled
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon coffee flavored liqueur
  • 4 maraschino cherries, garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Leave stems on peeled pears. Sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning. Set aside.
  2. 2 In a saucepan large enough to accommodate 4 pears standing upright, combine water and sugar. Place over medium heat, and boil until sugar is dissolved. Stir in vanilla, then place the pears in. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool in liquid, then drain.
  3. 3 In the top of a double boiler, combine chocolate, cream and butter. Heat, stirring, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in coffee liqueur.
  4. 4 Place pears on serving dish, pour chocolate sauce over pears, and garnish with maraschino cherries.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 425.3
  • Carbohydrate 71.7 g
  • Cholesterol 19 mg
  • Fat 15.3 g
  • Fiber 8 g
  • Protein 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 9.4 g
  • Sodium 27.2 mg
  • Sugar 55.3 g

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Reviews

  1. For a better flavor, skip the butter. All it does is making the sauce shiny -but also heavy and less "chocolaty". Use a little more heavy cream for best taste.
  2. Awesome recipe even when using only 1/2 the sugar recommended in the recipe. A favorite from everyone in the family!
  3. I thought the semi-sweet chocolat sauce worked very well with the sweeter pears. Will be made again!
  4. Great idea! My pears discolored a bit in the pot despite following the lemon juice instruction. I cored them from the bottom to keep the stems intact and only cooked mine for about 5 minutes before removing them from the heat - and they were perfectly tender without being mushy. I skipped the coffee liquor - Read more ...
  5. These were very good but I did use semi-sweet chocolate instead of the bitter since I didn't want my guests over powered with dark choc.
  6. This was very good but I ended up making a different chocolate sauce. I do not care for bittersweet chocolate so I made it again with semi-sweet a sliver of butter and a little milk. Much better. I cored the pears before cooking and they were sweet and tender. I also garnished with fresh strawberries. - Read more ...
  7. I really didn't care for this recipe but then I'm not a huge fan of pears. I found it a little too difficult to make for a so-so result.
  8. I don't understand why you don't core the pears. This is a tasty recipe but could be easier to eat. Next time I will core them (and keep an eye on them in case they don't need 15 min. of cook time). Good chocolate sauce!
  9. YUM! I'm not one for pears usually but this was delicious.
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