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Vanilla Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

Category: Desserts & Drinks
Servings: 4
Prep + Cooking Time: 35 Minutes

Ingredients: (Conversion Chart)

  • 1 cups dry white wine
  • cup sugar
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 4 pears, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped


  1. In a saucepan, add wine, sugar and lemon zest. Slice vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape seeds from the pod. Mash seeds into syrup mixture; cook syrup over medium heat, 2 minutes.
  2. Add pears to syrup, basting pears several times as they cook, about 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.
  3. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over barely simmering water. Place 4 pear pieces in a bowl, spoon 2 tablespoons of the syrup over the fruit, then lightly drizzle pears with chocolate. Repeat for remaining pears. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Info:

391 calories (3g protein, 59g carbohydrate, 13g fat, 4mg sodium) per serving

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