Mocha Poached Pears
|Honey||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Semi-sweet chocolate||2 Teaspoon, ground|
|Instant coffee||2 Teaspoon (Regular Or Decaffeinated)|
|Cinnamon stick||1 (2 Inches Long)|
|Water||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Firm pears/D'anjou /bosc /bartlett||6 Large (#REF!)|
Combine first 6 ingredients in a large pan.
Bring to a boil.
Remove core from blossom end of pears, leaving stem in place, and peel.
Put pears gently into boiling syrup, reduce heat, cover, and let cook until pears pierce easily with a fork, about 10-20 minutes depending on the ripeness of the pears.
Turn pears in syrup as they cook if syrup does not cover them.
When cooked, remove pears gently to individual serving dishes.
If the syrup seems too thin, let it cook down or thicken it with arrowroot.
Pour the syrup over the pears.
Serve at room temperature or cold.
Sour cream or whipped cream can be passed if allowed.