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Chocolate Pear Delight

in Diana's Recipe Book

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Servings: 2
This desert for two is easy to prepare, but so simple to make. Double it for dinner parties and turn dessert into a chocolate celebration!

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1 fresh Bosc or Anjou Pear, peeled and sliced

Melt butter; blend in flour. Heat milk, cocoa and sugar together until hot, but not boiling; add all at once to flour mixture, stirring constantly. Beat egg yolks until light. Blend small amount of sauce into yolks; add mixture to sauce. Cook and stir over low heat until slightly thickened. Add vanilla. Cover and cool. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; fold into cooled chocolate mixture. Lay sliced pears in bottom of buttered 4-cup baking dish; pour chocolate mixture over. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 C) for 30 minutes or until set. Serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings.

Note: Always be sure to use ripe pears.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: June 8, 2002

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