|Canned pear halves||8|
|Semi sweet chocolate||1 Ounce, broken in small chunks|
|Water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Light corn syrup||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Vanilla ice cream||2 Cup (32 tbs) (4 Scoops)|
|Whipped cream||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Combine chocolate, water, sugar and corn syrup in a small saucepan.
Stir constantly over low heat until chocolate melts.
Remove from heat Beat in butter or margarine.
If sauce is not smooth, beat with a wire whisk or rotary beater.
Set aside to, cool about 5 minutes.
Drain chilled pears.
Place a scoop of ice cream in center of each of 4 pear halves.
Top with remaining pear halves, forming 4 whole stuffed pears.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce into each of 4 dessert dishes.
Stand one whole stuffed pear on end in chocolate sauce in each dessert dish.
Spoon remaining chocolate sauce over each.
If desired, pipe a ruffle of whipped cream around edges of pears where the halves come together.
Top with a cherry, if desired.