Poached Pears in Chocolate Raspberry Sauce

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Poached Pears in Chocolate Raspberry Sauce

Poached Pears in Chocolate Raspberry Sauce
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 45 minutes Source: Debbie Allen, RD
Food Groups: Fruits
Meal Type: Dessert
Nutrition Content: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Good Source of Fiber


6 small ripe fresh Pears
Fresh Lemon juice
1 1/2 cups Pear nectar
1/4 cup semi-sweet Chocolate chips

Raspberry Sauce:
1 (1-ounce) package unsweetened frozen Raspberries, thawed


Peel pears under cold, running water with a vegetable peeler, leaving them whole with stems intact. Brush with lemon juice to prevent discoloration. In a large saucepan, combine the pear nectar and pears. Cook over low heat for 20 to 25 minutes, testing frequently to see if pears are cooked. When cooked, but still firm to the touch, carefully remove the pears from the juice and chill, reserving the cooking liquid. When ready to serve, rapidly boil the cooking liquid until reduced to about 1/4 cup. Add the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate melts and the sauce is smooth. To serve, spoon about 1 tablespoon of the chocolate sauce and 1 tablespoon of the raspberry sauce onto each plate. Place the pear, standing up on the bed of sauce.

For Raspberry Sauce:
In a food processor or blender, puree the berries. Strain through a fine sieve, pressing with the back of a spoon to remove as much liquid as possible. Makes 1 1/2 cups

Nutrient Information
Calories: 173
Total Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 3 mg
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Protein: 1 g
Fiber: 5 g
Vitamin A: 4 RE
Vitamin C: 10 mg
Calcium: 24 mg
Iron: 1 mg

Cook's Notes: