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Poached Pears

CHRISTINA STJOHN CERICOLA

"The ultimate in class and taste. Serve with sweetened whipped cream flavored with vanilla and Grand Marnier."
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Ingredients

1 h 45 m servings 542 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 Serving)

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  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine champagne, orange juice and sugar. Add orange slices, cloves and vanilla. Bring to a boil, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Place pears in saucepan, and reduce heat. Cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove cover, and simmer an additional 30 minutes. Remove pears from the liquid, and let cool.
  2. Heat chocolate in a bowl over hot water, stirring until melted. Pour chocolate over the pears, and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 542 calories; 8.8 g fat; 104.7 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 13 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

So easy, yet so elegant. My family loved these and they make a great presentation. I will be serving these at some up-coming ladies luncheons. Thanks Christina.

Most helpful critical review

I think the chocolate is gilding the lily. Consider using port in place of the champagne, and leave out the orange, use brandy in the whipped cream.

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I think the chocolate is gilding the lily. Consider using port in place of the champagne, and leave out the orange, use brandy in the whipped cream.

So easy, yet so elegant. My family loved these and they make a great presentation. I will be serving these at some up-coming ladies luncheons. Thanks Christina.

Very yummy and easy. I followed the suggestion of another user and added add the grand manier to the chocolate. But don't! Otherwise the chocolate will freeze up and get chunky. I had to throw i...

I made these when my parents came to dinner and my dad said they were the best pears he ever had! I added a little splash of grand marnier to the chocolate and it was fantastic.

very sophisticated. It's easy and yet wows your guests

We loved this recipe. I used chocolate carbernet sauce instead of chocolate chips. Very nice dish!

When I tasted the cooking liquid it was so good, I decided to reduce it a bit and pour in on the pears. I didn't have chips, so I just chopped up some 70% chocolate to sprinkle on over the pea...

yummy!

I only used the champagne, cinnamon stick, and a cup or so of diet cran-grape juice. Really good!