Blushing Pears in Chocolate Sauce

Oxmoor House
2 servings.

Ingredients

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2 medium-size firm pears (about 3/4 pound)
1 tablespoon unsweetened orange juice
1 1/2 cups blush wine
3/4 cup cranberry-raspberry juice cocktail
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Orange zest (optional)

Preparation

Peel each pear; remove core from bottom end, leaving stem end intact. If needed, slice about 1/4 inch from base of each pear so that it will sit flat. Brush pears with orange juice.

Combine wine and cranberry-raspberry juice in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Place pears, stem end up, in pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or just until pears are tender. Remove pears from liquid with a slotted spoon. Reserve poaching liquid for another use, if desired.

Combine powdered sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Gradually add water, stirring until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until slightly thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.

Spoon 1 tablespoon chocolate sauce into each of 2 dessert dishes; place pears on sauce. Drizzle 1 tablespoon chocolate sauce over each pear. Garnish with orange zest, if desired.

Created date

August 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 197
Caloriesfromfat 4 %
Fat 0.9 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 48.5 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 19 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg