Poached Pears

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Peel from 1/2 orange
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
  • 8 small pears
  • Quick Chocolate Sauce, recipe follows
  • Quick Chocolate Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions

In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups water, sugar, cinnamon stick, orange peel, and orange juice to a boil.

Peel the pears, leaving the stem intact. Core the pears from the bottom using a corer or vegetable peeler.

Add the pears to the simple syrup, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook until the pears are tender, but not mushy, about 15 minutes. Chill the pears in the syrup.

Place the pear standing up on a dessert plate and drizzle with the chocolate sauce.

Quick Chocolate Sauce:

Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Heat the heavy cream to hot, but not boiling in the microwave, about 15 to 20 seconds. Pour over the chocolate chips and let sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. Mix until smooth and serve.


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