Poached Pear Surprise Recipe

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Poached Pear Surprise
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  • 4 medium ripe pears
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp milk
  • chocolate sauce:
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • fresh mint , optional


  1. Core pears from bottom, leaving stems intact. Peel pears. Cut 1/4 in. from bottom to level if necessary. In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Add pears; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat; stir vanilla into sugar syrup. Spoon over pears. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Meanwhile, combine walnuts, confectioners' sugar and milk; set aside. For chocolate sauce, in a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar and butter to a boil. Remove from the heat; add chocolate chips, stirring until melted.
  3. To serve, drain pears well; spoon nut mixture into cavities. Place on dessert plates; top with some of the chocolate sauce. Insert a mint leaf near stem if desired. Serve with the remaining chocolate sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 763.41 Kcal (3196 kJ)
Calories from fat 370.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.18g 63%
Cholesterol 30.53mg 10%
Sodium 6.33mg 0%
Potassium 268.01mg 6%
Total Carbs 112.94g 38%
Sugars 91.45g 366%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Protein 2.66g 5%
Vitamin C 7.3mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 5mg 28%
Calcium 35.5mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 193.46 Kcal (810 kJ)
Calories from fat 93.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.44g 63%
Cholesterol 7.74mg 10%
Sodium 1.6mg 0%
Potassium 67.92mg 6%
Total Carbs 28.62g 38%
Sugars 23.18g 366%
Dietary Fiber 2.53g 40%
Protein 0.67g 5%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 12%
Iron 1.3mg 28%
Calcium 9mg 4%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 17.9
  • 22

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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