Pears helene

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
2⅔ cup Water
2 cups Sugar
2 eaches Squares of unsweetened choc.
1 cup Corn syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla
8 eaches Ripe, small whole pears
½ teaspoon Vanilla
1 tablespoon Butter


Combine water, sugar, and vanilla in a large saucepan and boil for several minutes. Then add the pears, and simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes, or until tender.

(Sometimes a hard pear will require as much as 30-50 minutes cooking time.) Drain and cool. Melt chocolate. Add corn syrup. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and butter. Stir well. To serve: Arrange pears upright on serving dish. Place scoop of vanilla ice cream on plate.

At the last minute pour the chocolate sauce over the pears. Remaining sauce may be passed.

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