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Chocolate-Kissed Pears

SERVES
4
COOK TIME
35 Min

Our Chocolate-Kissed Pears are simmered in an aromatic spice mixture and then topped with spoonfuls of warm chocolate sauce that's left to run down the sides of the fruit, creating a presentation that's company-fancy, and a dish that's diabetic friendly!

What You'll Need

  • 4 firm pears, peeled
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk

What to Do

  1. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each pear and stand the pears in a medium saucepan. Add the water, cinnamon stick, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the pears are tender; drain.
     
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Slowly whisk in the milk until smooth then bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until thickened. Allow to cool slightly.
     
  3. Spoon a tablespoonful of warm chocolate sauce onto each of 4 dessert plates. Place the pears on the sauce and spoon more sauce over each, allowing the chocolate to drip down the sides of the pears. Serve immediately.
     

Notes

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 160
  • Calories from Fat 5.2
  • Total Fat 0.6g 1 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.3g 1 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 2.6g 5 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 0.9mg 0 %
  • Sodium 29mg 1 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 39g 13 %
  • Dietary Fiber 5.2g 21 %
  • Sugars 29g 0 %

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