I always buy pears at the grocery store because they seem like such a good idea and sound delicious but then they inevitably go rotten because I never get around to eating them. I found myself with 2 almost too ripe pears earlier this week and made it my mission to actually put them to use. So after a quick google search of pears baked with chocolate, I was ready to take on a dessert that looks fancy but is actually super simple.
Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
Peel the pear, leave the stem, and cut off the bottom so that it sits flat in a small baking pan. Fill the pan with 1 cup water and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Set the pear in the pan and bake at 400 degrees for 45 min – 1 hour.
Melt the chocolate chops, whipping cream, and vanilla in small saucepan stirring constanty until smooth.
Serve the chocolate over the baked pear. Enjoy!
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