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Blushing Pears In Chocolate Sauce

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Ingredients
  Firm pears 1 1⁄2 Pound (4 Medium Sized)
  Unsweetened orange juice 2 Tablespoon
  Blush wine 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cranberry raspberry juice cocktail 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa 1 1⁄3 Tablespoon (1 Tablespoon Plus 1 Teaspoon)
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Peel pears; remove core from bottom end, leaving stem end intact.
Slice 1/4 inch from base of pears to sit flat.
Brush with orange juice.
Combine wine and cranberry-raspberry juice in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.
Place pears, stem end up, in pan.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or just until pears are tender.
Remove pears from liquid with a slotted spoon.
Discard liquid.
Meanwhile, combine sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch in a saucepan.
Gradually add water; stir until smooth.
Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until slightly thickened.
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
Spoon 1 tablespoon chocolate sauce onto each of 4 dessert plates; place pears on sauce.
Drizzle 1 tablespoon sauce over each pear.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Simmering
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pear
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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