Recipe by Oxmoor House January 1994


Recipe Summary

6 servings.


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Instructions Checklist
  • Peel and core pears; cut in half lengthwise, and brush with lemon juice.

  • Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Scrape seeds into a large saucepan. Add vanilla bean halves, 1 cup maple syrup, and apple juice to saucepan; bring to a boil. Add pears; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender, turning once. Remove and discard vanilla bean halves. Transfer pears and poaching liquid to a bowl; cover and chill thoroughly.

  • Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently until sugar dissolves. Add whipping cream; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add margarine and chocolates; stir until chocolates melt. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Cool completely.

  • Transfer pears to 6 dessert plates, using a slotted spoon. Discard poaching liquid. Top each pear with 1/2 cup ice cream. Spoon chocolate sauce evenly over ice cream, and sprinkle evenly with almonds. Serve immediately.


Light and Luscious

Nutrition Facts

371 calories; calories from fat 40%; fat 16.6g; saturated fat 7.4g; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 55.3g; cholesterol 35mg; sodium 83mg.