Who knew poaching pears was so easy?
- In large, deep saucepot, combine cinnamon stick halves, apple cider, lemon peel, pepper and allspice. Slice 1/4-inch from the bottom of each pear to form a flat surface for pears to sit on. Peel each pear using even strokes with a peeler to keep pear smooth. With small end of melon baller, scoop out inside of each pear through flat bottom, removing inner core and seeds. You will need to scoop 3 or 4 times, but do not go all the way through pear.
- Stand pears in saucepot; cover and heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, 20-22 minutes, basting occasionally, or until pears are very tender when pierced with paring knife. With slotted spoon, remove pears from liquid and place on platter; cool 20 minutes.
- In medium microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate and butter in microwave oven on high 2 minutes or until melted, stirring every minute. Place each pear on dessert plate. Using a spoon, drizzle chocolate sauce over each pear and serve.
517 Calories Per Serving
SATURATED FAT: 20G