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Pears Helene

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Ingredients
  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)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla ice cream 2 Cup (32 tbs) (4 Scoops)
  Whipped cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Maraschino cherries 4
Directions

Refrigerate pears.
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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pear
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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