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Pears Helene

  • Course: Desserts
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Main Ingredient:

Pears

Ingredients:

2 2/3 c Water
2 c Sugar
1 t Vanilla
8 Ripe, small whole pears
------------------------------CHOCOLATE SAUCE------------------------------ 2 Squares of unsweetened choc.
1 c Corn syrup
1/2 t Vanilla
1 T Butter

Cooking Instructions:

Combine water, sugar, and vanilla in a large saucepan and boil for several minutes. Then add the pears, and simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. (Sometimes a hard pear will require as much as 30-50 minutes cooking time.) Drain and cool. Melt chocolate. Add corn syrup. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and butter. Stir well. To serve: Arrange pears upright on serving dish. Place scoop of vanilla ice cream on plate. At the last minute pour the chocolate sauce over the pears. Remaining sauce may be passed.
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