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