*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Pears Belle Helene
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Chocolate
                 Pears
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      quart         Water
    4      ounces        Dark sweet chocolate
    2 1/2  cups          Sugar
      1/2  cup           Whipping cream
    1                    Vanilla bean split
                         French vanilla ice cream
    4                    Pears -- peeled
 
 Combine water,sugar and vanilla bean in large sauce pan and bring to boil.
 Add pears, reduce heat and cook gently until tender (30 minutes).
 Refrigerate pears and syrup for 24 hours. Remove vanilla bean from syrup.
 Melt chocolate in heavy pan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth
 and glossy. Scrape vanilla bean pulp into chocolate. Add cream and bring to a
 boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. To serve, place scoop of ice
 cream in bowl. Place pear alongside ice cream and spoon chocolate sauce over
 top.
 
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