*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    POACHED PEARS WITH CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Fruits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       lg           Bosc pears, firm
    3       tb           White wine
    3       tb           Apple juice
      1/2   ts           Vanilla extract
      1/4   ts           Cinnamon
    1       d            Allspice
    1       d            Nutmeg
    1       t            Cornstarch
      1/3   c            Semisweet chocolate chips
    1       t            Water
 
   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.
   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.
  
 
 
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