Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

2 medium firm pears
2 cups water
3/4 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick (2 inches)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking cocoa
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons 2% milk

Core pears from bottom, leaving stems intact. Peel pears. Cut 1/4 in. from bottom to level if necessary. Place in a large saucepan; add the water, vanilla, cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until pears are almost tender.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and cinnamon. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Cool.
Drain pears; place on dessert plates. Drizzle with chocolate sauce. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts:
1 pear with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 187 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 23 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.


Cancroides said...

gonna make this today :D thank you !

Alexander Light said...

My true pleasure to share! Please tell us how good they were. :-)

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