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Chocolate-Dipped Pears


The small stature and low calorie count of Forelle pears make them ideal when you need just a little something sweet, although you can dunk any type, from a plump Bartlett to an elegant Bosc.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2007


  • 4 ounces dark chocolate (preferably at least 70 percent cacao), finely chopped
  • 4 small pears, such as Forelle


  1. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over simmering water, stirring until smooth. Let cool slightly.

  2. Starting at bottom of each pear, use a teaspoon to remove core, leaving stem at top intact. Dip bottom three-quarters of each pear in chocolate. Transfer to a parchment-lined plate, and refrigerate until chocolate has set, at least 15 minutes (and up to 2 hours). Bring to room temperature before serving.

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  • tralana
    23 DEC, 2011
    This recipe works like a dream! So simple and yet so elegant. I do recommend that the pears be well chilled before beginning, as this helps the chocolate to set quickly. Thank you, Ms. Stewart.