Grilled Pears in Chocolate Sauce

These Grilled Pears in Chocolate Sauce are a rich but surprisingly simple dessert to prepare. The buttery, homemade chocolate sauce drizzled over warm, pears makes for an elegant end to any meal.

Variety of Pears

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. of unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp of butter
  • 2 cups of light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup of half and half
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 pears, halved and cored
  • 1/2 cup of almond slivers

Method

Chocolate sauce instructions:

In a double boiler, combine chocolate and butter. Melt over simmering water.

Stir in the brown sugar and the half and half.

Cook until smooth, stirring constantly.

Blend in vanilla and remove from heat. Cover to keep warm and set aside.

Grilling instructions:

Grill pears cut-side down over low heat for about 10 minutes.

Place pears cut-side up on a serving dish.

Spoon chocolate sauce over pears and sprinkle with slivered almonds.

Any type of chopped nut such as pecans or walnuts may be used in place of the almonds.

Serves 4-8.

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