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Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce - Polish Gruszki w Czekoladzie

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Poached Pear with Chocolate Sauce

Poached Pear with Chocolate Sauce

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This recipe for Polish poached pears with chocolate sauce or gruszki w czekoladzie is typical of the stewed or poached not-so-sweet fruit desserts Poles love. For a dramatic presentation, leave the pears whole and remove the core from the bottom or slice them in half for easier core removal. For a pink color, 1 cup of the water can be replaced with 1 cup red wine.

Makes 4 servings Polish Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce or Gruszki w Czekoladzie

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Pears:
  • 4 firm-ripe Bosc pears, peeled and cored, stem left intact
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water or enough to cover pears
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • .
  • 1 recipe hot Chocolate Sauce

Preparation:

  1. Either leave the pears whole or cut them in half. Add sugar and water to a large saucepan and heat it until the suar has dissolved completely.

  2. Add pears to pan. Bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until the tip of a boning knife (or one with a slender blade) can be inserted easiy into the pears. But do not cook the pears to the mushy state. Remove from poaching liquid and cool.

  3. To serve: Either place a small ladleful of hot chocolate sauce on the bottom of a plate and put the whole pear or two halves) in the middle, or ladle the chocolate sauce over the pears.
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