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Pears Helene Recipe
|Canned pear halves||8|
|Semi sweet chocolate||1 Ounce, broken in small chunks|
|Water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Light corn syrup||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Vanilla ice cream||2 Cup (32 tbs) (4 Scoops)|
|Whipped cream||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Calories 782 Calories from Fat 209
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23 g36%
Saturated Fat 14.6 g73.2%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 81.6 mg
Sodium 133.6 mg5.6%
Total Carbohydrates 144 g47.9%
Dietary Fiber 9 g35.8%
Sugars 106.8 g
Protein 5 g9.1%
Vitamin A 12.3% Vitamin C 8.7%
Calcium 25.4% Iron 43.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Combine chocolate, water, sugar and corn syrup in a small saucepan.
Stir constantly over low heat until chocolate melts.
Remove from heat Beat in butter or margarine.
If sauce is not smooth, beat with a wire whisk or rotary beater.
Set aside to, cool about 5 minutes.
Drain chilled pears.
Place a scoop of ice cream in center of each of 4 pear halves.
Top with remaining pear halves, forming 4 whole stuffed pears.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce into each of 4 dessert dishes.
Stand one whole stuffed pear on end in chocolate sauce in each dessert dish.
Spoon remaining chocolate sauce over each.
If desired, pipe a ruffle of whipped cream around edges of pears where the halves come together.
Top with a cherry, if desired.