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Elegant Poached Pears

No recipe image available.The ultimate in class and taste. Serve with sweetened whipped cream flavored with vanilla and Grand Marnier.

For dietary purposes, please note that this recipe contains alcohol.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 (750 ml) bottle champagne
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
4 slices orange
4 whole cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 pears, peeled with stems intact
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine champagne, orange juice and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener. Add orange slices, cloves and vanilla. Bring to a boil, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Place pears in saucepan, and reduce heat. Cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove cover, and simmer an additional 30 minutes. Remove pears from the liquid, and let cool.
  2. Heat chocolate in a bowl over hot water, stirring until melted. Pour chocolate over the pears, and serve.

Makes 4 servings. Serving Size: 1 poached pear, 2 1/2 tablespoons chocolate.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe; 1 poached pear, 2 1/2 tablespoons chocolate): Calories 350 | Calories from Fat 80 | Fat 9g (sat 5.0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 15mg | Carbohydrates 56g | Fiber 6g | Sugars 45g | Protein 3g.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at