Pears Belle Helene Recipe


1 qt water
2 1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean split
4 pears, peeled
4 oz dark sweet chocolate
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 french vanilla ice cream


Combine water,sugar and vanilla bean in large sauce pan and bring to
boil. Add pears, reduce heat and cook gently until tender (30
minutes). Refrigerate pears and syrup for 24 hours. Remove vanilla
bean from syrup. Melt chocolate in heavy pan over low heat, stirring
frequently until smooth and glossy. Scrape vanilla bean pulp into
chocolate. Add cream and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove
from heat. To serve, place scoop of ice cream in bowl. Place pear
alongside ice cream and spoon chocolate sauce over top.

Servings: 4 servings



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