Poached Pears

Savor the sweet flavor of this poached pear dessert. Drizzled in rich hot fudge and beautifully presented, this dish begs to be eaten.

Yield:

6 Servings

Nutritional Information

Calories 333
Fat 5 g
Satfat 2 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 72 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 175 mg

Ingredients

8 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
6 Bosc or Bartlett pears
1 cup hot fudge, warmed

Preparation

Mix water, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Peel pears and put in hot liquid; simmer gently until pears are tender, about 25 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to a rack to cool. Cool cooking liquid separately.

Serve 1/4 cup pear syrup with each pear. Top with fudge.

Note:

October 2005