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Pears with Creamy Chocolate Sauce

No recipe image available.Delectable on pears, this creamy sauce is wonderful on cakes and frozen desserts.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 (28-ounce) can no-sugar added pear halves in fruit juice
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 (12-ounce) can 2% evaporated milk
3 tablespoons Equal Spoonful

Cooking Directions:

  1. In small saucepan, melt butter; whisk in flour; cool 1 minute. Drain pears reserving 1/3 cup liquid; set pear halves aside.
  2. Whisk cocoa into reserved liquid; add to flour mixture in saucepan. Stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat and stir in Equal.
  3. Divide pear halves on serving plates; drizzle with warm chocolate sauce.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe; 1/2 pear with 2 tablespoons sauce): 76 calories, 2.3 g protein, 2.4 g fat, 12.9 g carbohydrate.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.