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       Title: Pears Helene
  Categories: Desserts
       Yield: 8 servings
   2 2/3 c  Water
       1 ts Vanilla
       2 c  Sugar
       8    Ripe, small whole pears
 MMMMM----------------------CHOCOLATE SAUCE---------------------------
       2    Squares of unsweetened choc.
     1/2 ts Vanilla
       1 c  Corn syrup
       1 tb Butter
   Combine water, sugar, and vanilla in a large saucepan and boil for
   several minutes.  Then add the pears, and simmer, covered, for 10-15
   minutes, or until tender.  (Sometimes a hard pear will require as
   much as 30-50 minutes cooking time.)  Drain and cool. Melt
   chocolate.  Add corn syrup. Remove from heat.  Add vanilla and
   butter.  Stir well.  To serve:  Arrange pears upright on serving
   dish.  Place scoop of vanilla ice cream on plate.
    At the last minute pour the chocolate sauce over the pears.
   Remaining sauce may be passed.
   :       RECIPE CLIPPED by Michael Prothro