Elegant Abuelita Poached Pears are simple to make and rich with chocolate flavor. Top with whipped cream or ice cream and try a garnish of chopped nuts or a sprig of mint to add extra color. Coffee liqueur is optional but adds an extra level of flavor dimension.
- 1 1/2 cups NESTLÉ ABUELITA Chocolate Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 4 ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut lengthwise in half
- 1/4 cup coffee liqueur (optional)
- Sweetened whipped cream or light vanilla ice cream
COMBINE Abuelita syrup and water in medium saucepan; mix well. Add pear halves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cook for 30 minutes or until pears are tender.
REMOVE pears; set aside. Continue to cook sauce over medium heat for 20 minutes or until thickened and reduced. Remove from heat; add coffee liqueur.
SERVE two pear halves in each of four individual dessert plates. Top with Abuelita sauce and whipped cream or ice cream. Serve immediately.