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Poires Belle Helene

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Ingredients
  Ripe dessert pears 4
  Medium dry white wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 5 Drop (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Cinnamon stick 1⁄2
  Semi sweet chocolate 4 Ounce (4 Squares, 1 Ounce Each)
  Whipping cream 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Vanilla ice cream 1 Pint
  Candied cherries 8 (For Decoration)
Directions

Peel and halve the pears.
Remove the core and the stalk.
Lay the pear halves in a flameproof dish and add the wine, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon stick and simmer over a medium heat for 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the liquid.
When cold, remove the pears and drain.
Meanwhile, put 4 glass bowls in the refrigerator to chill.
Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt in a saucepan, add the cream and stir well.
Divide the vanilla ice cream into 4 portions and place in the chilled dishes.
Arrange 2 pear halves on top of each and pour over the hot chocolate sauce.
Decorate with candied cherries and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Simmering
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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