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Pears Belle Helene

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  Ripe pears 6 Medium
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla bean/1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 , split
  Chocolate orange sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Peel pears, and cut a thin slice from bottoms so pears stand upright.
Combine water, sugar, and vanilla in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Add pears; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until pears are tender but still hold their shape.
Let pears cool in sugar mixture.
To serve, drain pears well, and spoon into individual dessert dishes.
Top pears with Chocolate-Orange Sauce.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 317 Calories from Fat 56

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.6%

Saturated Fat 3.3 g16.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 6.7 mg2.2%

Sodium 15.1 mg0.6%

Total Carbohydrates 69 g22.9%

Dietary Fiber 7.2 g28.7%

Sugars 52.9 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A 0.8% Vitamin C 12.5%

Calcium 4.7% Iron 7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pears Belle Helene Recipe