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Chocolate Pears in Caramel Sauce

 Chocolate Pears in Caramel Sauce
—Margaret Pache, Mesa, Arizona
2 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe pears
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted

Directions

  • Core pears from bottom, leaving stem intact. Peel pears. If
  • necessary, cut 1/4 in. from bottom to level. Place in a small baking
  • dish. Brush pears with lemon juice and 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle
  • with sugar. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25 minutes or until
  • tender, basting occasionally.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the chocolate, cream and remaining
  • butter. Heat over low heat until smooth, stirring occasionally.
  • Combine caramel topping and macadamia nuts; spoon onto dessert
  • plates. Place pears upright on plates; spoon chocolate sauce over
  • pears. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 632 calories,

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Chocolate Pears in Caramel Sauce (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 36 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 434 mg sodium, 83 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 4 g protein.