Looking for an elegant dessert that’s easy and healthy? We have the perfect solution in today’s Health-e-Recipe for Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce, flavored with lemon, cinnamon and chocolate. Dark chocolate in small amounts is now known for having phytochemical compounds that work with other healthy foods to protect our cells against cancer development. Dark chocolate candy, however, still contains sugar and fat that pile on calories, so eating it in small amounts — such as shaved over fruit or melted into a warm dip for fruit.
Another good thing to know about chocolate is that chocolate syrup has fewer calories and less fat than chocolate fudge sauce. That’s why this recipe can stay low-calorie while remaining so appealing.
Pears are one of the season’s most succulent fruits, with fiber, vitamin C and even a bit of potassium. Bosc pears are red-colored and among the best for cooking. That’s because they are dense and have less juice than other varieties, holding firm when heated. Ripe pears yield to gentle pressure; once ripe, refrigerate them and use within 5 days. For more delectable fruit recipes that fit into a cancer-fighting diet, visit the AICR Test Kitchen. Click here to subscribe to weekly Health-e-Recipes.