Yield: 2 servings
|2 larges||Bosc pears, firm|
|3 tablespoons||White wine|
|3 tablespoons||Apple juice|
|½ teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
|⅓ cup||Semisweet chocolate chips|
Core pears & cut each pear into 8 sections lengthwise. Combine wine, juice, vanilla & spices in a saucepan. Put in the pears & bring to a simmer. Cover & simmer over low heat until the pears are just fork- tender. Combine cornstarch with enough water to dissolve it. Stir into the saucepan liquid until thickened. Remove from heat. & cool until just warm.
Just before serving, combine chocolate chips & water in the top of a double boiler (Mark's note: or drop a steaming dish into a pot of water). Heat until the chocolate is smoothly melted. Arrange pear slices in two dessert bowls. Divide the chocolate between them & drizzle over the pears in a zig-zag pattern. Serve at once.
Nava Atlas, "Vegetarian Celebrations" Submitted By MARK SATTERLY On 02-01-95