Poached Pears With Chocolate Drizzle Recipe

Step 1

Core pears & cut each pear into 8 sections lengthwise. Combine wine, juice, vanilla & spices in a saucepan. Put in the pears & bring to a simmer. Cover & simmer over low heat until the pears are just fork- tender. Combine cornstarch with enough water to dissolve it. Stir into the saucepan liquid until thickened. Remove from heat. & cool until just warm.

Step 2

Just before serving, combine chocolate chips & water in the top of a double boiler (Mark's note: or drop a steaming dish into a pot of water). Heat until the chocolate is smoothly melted. Arrange pear slices in two dessert bowls. Divide the chocolate between them & drizzle over the pears in a zig-zag pattern. Serve at once.

Things You'll Need

  • 2lg Bosc pears, firm
  • 3tb White wine
  • 3tb Apple juice
  • 1/2ts Vanilla extract
  • 1/4ts Cinnamon
  • 1ds Allspice
  • 1ds Nutmeg
  • 1ts Cornstarch
  • 1/3c Semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1ts Water

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