Chocolate Glazed Pears recipe

You can't go wrong with chocolate and fruit. Lightly poached pears are coated with a silky chocolate sauce for a divine dessert.

Ingredients:

3 cups water
½ cup sugar
1 2-inch piece lemon peel
6 ripe Bosc pears
6 ounces semisweet baking chocolate
2 tablespoons butter

Directions:

1. Combine water, sugar, and lemon peel in a large pot over high heat; bring to a boil.

2. Slice off the bottom tip of each pear, leveling the fruit so that it can sit upright.

3. Add pears to pot and reduce heat to a gentle simmer; cover and cook 60 minutes, or until pears are tender when pierced with a fork.

4. Remove pears from pot and stand them on a flat dish to cool. Damp dry with a paper towel.

5. Meanwhile, melt chocolate and butter together in a small pot over very low heat, stirring to prevent burning.

6. Holding each pear carefully by the stem, spoon the chocolate mixture over, coating completely. Allow pears to stand in a cool place until chocolate sets. Slice or leave whole and serve.

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