Pera Bella Helena Recipe

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  1. For Semifreddo: Line 8-inch square pan with plastic. Whip 3/4 cup cream to soft peaks in medium bowl. Mix ice cream, hazelnuts, liqueur, chocolate and orange peel in large bowl just until blended. Gently fold in whipped cream. Transfer mixture to prepared pan; smooth top. Cover and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. (Can be prepared 4 days ahead. Keep frozen.)
  2. For Sauce: Bring cream, liqueur and salt to boil in heavy small saucepan. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Let stand 3 minutes. Whisk until chocolate is melted and sauce is smooth. Whisk in corn syrup. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
  3. For Pears: Stir first 4 ingredients in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, add pears and simmer until pears are just tender, about 20 minutes. Remove pears from poaching liquid. Cool pears and syrup separately. Return pears to syrup and refrigerate until cold. (Can be prepared 8 hours ahead.)
  4. Stir chocolate sauce over low heat until warm. Cut semifreddo into 4 squares. Place 1 semifreddo piece in each of 4 bowls. Remove pears from syrup with slotted spoon. Place pears atop semifreddo. Spoon chocolate sauce over pears to coat, letting extra sauce drizzle onto semifreddo and plate. Sprinkle with nuts. Garnish with orange slices and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 938.63 Kcal (3930 kJ)
Calories from fat 377.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.92g 64%
Cholesterol 93.78mg 31%
Sodium 184.22mg 8%
Potassium 653mg 14%
Total Carbs 139.54g 47%
Sugars 120.11g 480%
Dietary Fiber 6.98g 28%
Protein 11.37g 23%
Vitamin C 72.5mg 121%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 322.3mg 32%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 119.45 Kcal (500 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.01 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.33g 64%
Cholesterol 11.93mg 31%
Sodium 23.44mg 8%
Potassium 83.1mg 14%
Total Carbs 17.76g 47%
Sugars 15.28g 480%
Dietary Fiber 0.89g 28%
Protein 1.45g 23%
Vitamin C 9.2mg 121%
Iron 0.2mg 9%
Calcium 41mg 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 21.5
  • 26

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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