National Pears Helene Day - March 15th
March 15th is National Pears Hélène Day?
here's a recipe to help you celebrate... ENJOY!!
Pears Belle Hélène
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 whole cloves
6 pears, peeled and cored
6 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 cup callebaut chocolate
6 strawberries, fanned
Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and cloves in a large pan with 3 cups water, stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves, then bring the syrup to a boil.
Add the pears and simmer for 10 minutes, or until tender.
Remove the pears with a slotted spoon and leave to cool .
Place the chocolate in a bowl and over a double boiler until melted, blend.
Put a scoop of ice cream in each serving bowl and make a hollow in each scoop with the back of the spoon. Stand the pears in the hollow and drizzle chocolate sauce over.
Garnish with a fanned strawberry. To make a fanned strawberry simply make slices through the strawberry 1/8 of an inch across and 3/4 of the way down the berry. Press with your thumb across the top of the berry to fan
Yields - 6 servings
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