Chocolate Pears

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Here is a light fruit dessert that is easy to make and less than 200 calories per serving. Most of the time pears are poached in wine or liqueur. But you can poach them in a light chocolate syrup to give them a light chocolate flavor and warm cocoa hue. We served ours with a light sprinkling of real chocolate shavings and a tiny amount of chocolate syrup.

Here is how you make them:

2 pears
4 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons Hershey's Chocolate Sauce
4 tsp shaved dark chocolate chocolate (use potato peeler or cheese slicer)

Place water, sugar, and cocoa in a small pan. Peel pears and remove the core from the bottom of them. Place them in the sauce pan and top with foil. Simmer over low heat for 40 minutes.
Remove from poaching liquid. Set each pear in 1 tablespoon of Hershey's chocolate sauce. Top each one with 2 teaspoons of shaved chocolate. Refrigerate until ready to serve or serve warm.

Serves 2.

TIP: cover them with foil while they are poaching so they stay submerged:

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