How to make it

  • Peel pears and core from the bottom, leaving stems intact.
  • Mix red wine, sugar, peppercorns and orange zest in a saucepan just large enough to fit the pears into it, then place pears upright in the poaching liquid.
  • Bring just barely to a boil, and then reduce to simmer.
  • Partially cover and simmer until soft, about 1 hour.
  • Remove from heat and allow pears to cool in the poaching liquid.
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  • Just before serving, heat cream over medium-high heat in a small saucepan until just barely bubbling around the edges.
  • Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until completely melted.
  • To serve, drizzle chocolate sauce on a dessert plate and set a poached pear in the center.
  • Garnish with mint leaves if desired.
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    " It was excellent "
    robertg ate it and said...
    All I can say is "DECADANT,PERSONIFIED" love it...Bob
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Oh so good an old favorite of mine

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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    You are right JM..So impressive.
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  • divaliscious 10 years ago
    wow how fancy shmancy! sounds delicious!
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  • jett2whit 10 years ago
    Hi - This sounds very elegant! I would have to get some new dishes for this to be served on! Jett
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  • mystic_river1 10 years ago
    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 172 Calories; 5g Fat (25.4% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 32g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 10mg Cholesterol; 14mg Sodium.

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