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Pears Helene

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Servings: 8
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts / Fruits

2 2/3  cups  Water
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
2  cups  Sugar
8    Ripe, small whole pears
    -----CHOCOLATE SAUCE-----
2    Squares of unsweetened choc.
1/2  teaspoon  Vanilla
1  cup  Corn syrup
1  tablespoon  Butter

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

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