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Minted Pears With Chocolate Sauce

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Ingredients
  Fresh pear 4
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves 2 Tablespoon
  Green color 6 Drop
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Low fat frozen vanilla yogurt 2 Cup (32 tbs) (4 Scoops)
  Finely chopped walnuts 4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Peel, halve and core pears.

MAKING
2) In a 10-inch skillet add 2 cups water, 3/4 cup sugar, mint leaves and green food coloring. Combine well.
3) Place over heat to bring a boil.
4) Place the pears to simmer for 5 minutes. Turn the pears inside the syrup and simmer another 2 or 3 minutes, or until tender.
5) Remove from heat and refrigerate in syrup.
6) In small saucepan, add cocoa powder, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar and corn syrup.
7) Place over low heat and stir constantly until well blended. Simmer 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
8) Fold in margarine and set aside to cool.
9) Drain chilled pears and discard mint leaves and liquid.

FINALIZING
10) Use 4 dessert dishes to place the 4 pear halves. Place a scoop of frozen yogurt in center of each pear halves and top with remaining pear halves, forming 4 whole stuffed pears.
11) Spread 1 tablespoon chocolate sauce into each of 4 dessert dishes.

SERVING
12) Before serving, stand 1 whole stuffed pear on end in chocolate sauce in each dessert dish and spoon remaining chocolate sauce over each. Finally, sprinkle with nuts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Simmering
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pear
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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