Pears helene (five roses)
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:50:02 AM. Recipe ID 11522. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Pears helene (five roses)
Yield: 6 Servings
2 c -Water
2/3 c Sugar
3 Pears; ripe
1 ts Almonds; chopped (opt)
Vanilla ice cream (opt)
2 Chocolate squares
1 tb Butter
1/4 c -Water; boiling
3/4 c Sugar
2 tb Corn syrup
1 pn -Salt
2 ts Vanilla
Pears: Combine water and sugar in saucepan; bring to a boil. Simmer
uncovered 5 minutes. Meanwhile pare, halve and core pears. Place
halves cut side down in syrup and simmer till tender, about 5
minutes. Remove from heat, add vanilla and cool in syrup about 1
hour. (Pears may be cooked ahead of time and held in refrigerator
till ready to serve.) Sauce: Melt chocolate and butter in double
boiler (or in microwave). Gradually stir in boiling water, sugar,
corn syrup and salt. Place top of double boiler directly over heat
and bring to boil stirring constantly. Remove from heat and flavour
to taste. This sauce will keep in tightly covered container in fridge
about 3 days. Reheat before serving. Serve over ice cream or Pears
Helene. Pears Helene: Arrange cooked pear halves (can place on top of
vanilla ice cream if desired) and spoon hot chocolate sauce on top.
Granish with chopped almonds if desired and serve immediately.
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