small whole pears
Squares of unsweetened choc.
Combine water, sugar, and vanilla in a large saucepan and boil for several minutes. Then add the pears, and simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. (Sometimes a hard pear will require as much as 30-50 minutes cooking time.) Drain and cool. Melt chocolate. Add corn syrup. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and butter. Stir well. To serve: Arrange pears upright on serving dish. Place scoop of vanilla ice cream on plate.
At the last minute pour the chocolate sauce over the pears.
Remaining sauce may be passed.
: RECIPE CLIPPED by Michael Prothro