Poires Belle Helene (from How To Eat)

Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Cook 20 m

Ingredients

Pears:

Chocolate Sauce:

Accompaniments:

Directions

Pears:

  1. 1 of 2 Peel pears; halve through stem end and core pears; sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent discoloring.
  2. 2 of 2 In 12-inch skillet, combine water and sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 5 minutes. Add vanilla extract and pears, cut side down. Spoon some syrup over pears. Cook, covered, 10 minutes. Turn pears over, cut side up. Cook, covered, 10 minutes more or until pears are translucent and knife-tender. Remove from heat; let pears cool in liquid.

Chocolate Sauce:

  1. 1 of 2 In medium-size heavy-bottom saucepan, combine chocolate, coffee and sugar; cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted. Add cream; gently cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  2. 2 of 2 To serve, arrange pears, cut-side down, on serving plates. Pour some chocolate sauce over each. Serve with vanilla ice cream and garnish with candied violets, if desired.
Nutrition Information for Poires Belle Helene (from How To Eat)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Per Serving: 12 g sat. fat, 20 g Fat, total, 41 mg chol., 4 g fiber, 57 mg sodium, 5 g pro., 54 g carb., 401 kcal cal.
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