Poached Pears with Chocolate-Cranberry Sauce
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This elegant dessert is the perfect ending to a fall meal. Getting in those fruit servings never tasted so good!
cranberry juice cocktail¾ fl oz
mineral water1 ¼ fl oz
pear(s)4 medium, peeled, cored with stem intact and sliced in half
canned cranberry sauce6 oz, jellied
milk chocolate chips3 Tbsp, (or 1 1/2 oz)
- Bring juice and water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat; place pears in pan, cover and simmer on low heat until pears are tender when pieced with a fork, about 15 minutes (turn pears several times during cooking). Remove saucepan from heat, let cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Combine cranberry sauce and chocolate chips in a medium saucepan; melt over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until smooth.
- Remove pears from liquid; drain. To serve, spoon about 2 1/2 tablespoons chocolate-cranberry sauce onto each of 4 dessert plates. Top each with 2 pear halves and decorate with 2 tablespoons of raspberries. Serve immediately.