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Poached Pears With Chocolate Ganache

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Ingredients
  Firm pears 4 , stems intact
  Caster sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Sweet white wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Thick cream 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Milk chocolate 3 1⁄2 Ounce (100 Gram)
Directions

1. Peel pears and level off the bottoms so they will stand upright.
2. Bring sugar, water, lemon juice and wine to the boil in a large saucepan over moderate heat, reduce heat to simmer. Add the pears and poach for 15-20 minutes or until just tender. Allow pears to cool in syrup.
3. To make ganache, boil cream in a medium saucepan over moderate heat until reduced by a third. Remove from heat, add chocolate, stir until smooth; set aside to cool until thick enough to pipe.
4. Drain pears, cut the top third of each one off, pipe ganache onto pear, replace the top of the pear.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Poached
Ingredient: 
Pear
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes

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