Chocolate-drizzled poached pears recipe

Published October 26, 2010 1:01AM (EDT)

Poached Pears


  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 slices lemon
  • 6 pears such as Bartlett or Bosc, peeled, bottoms trimmed ¼ inch


  1. Place all ingredients, except for pears, in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Gently place pears in liquid and reduce heat to a simmer. Let cook for 20 minutes. Remove pears from liquid and serve with chocolate sauce

Chocolate Sauce


  • 24 Special Dark miniatures, unwrapped
  • 4 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch salt


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, place chocolate and cream. Zap for 1 minute at 50 percent power. Remove from oven, whisk and then return to oven. Zap for 1 minute more at 50 percent power. Remove from oven, stir with whisk. Repeat in microwave if necessary, but it should be fine at this point..
  2. Add vanilla and pinch of salt.
  3. Whisk until smooth and garnish poached pears.

By Lucy Mercer

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