Poached Pears with Chocolate Drizzle
semisweet chocolate chips
1Core pears and cut each pear into 8 sections lengthwise.
2Combine wine, juice, vanilla and spices in a saucepan.
3Put in the pears and bring to a simmer.
4Cover and simmer over low heat until the pears are just fork tender.
5Combine cornstarch with enough water to dissolve it.
6Stir into the saucepan liquid until thickened.
7Remove from heat and cool until just warm.
8Just before serving, combine chocolate chips and water in the top of a double boiler.
9Heat until the chocolate is smoothly melted.
10Arrange pear slices in two dessert bowls.
11Divide the chocolate between them and drizzle over the pears in a zig-zag pattern.