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Chocolate-Dipped Holiday Pears

Wrap these pears in cellophane and tie with a bow for an impressive hostess gift. They also make a stunning centerpiece for your holiday table.


Yield: 8 Servings
Difficulty: Easy



1 bar (3.5 oz/100 g) Godiva 72% Dark Chocolate Bar, chopped
6 Godiva Dark Chocolate Truffles
4 Godiva Biscuits, Milk Chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped toasted pistachios
8 small Forelle pears, washed and dried well


1. Line baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chopped chocolate with truffles, stirring occasionally, until smooth; keep warm.

2. In small bowl, combine chopped cookies with pistachios; set aside.

3. Holding pear by stem, dip bottom two-thirds of pear into melted chocolate, leaving top third uncoated. Allow excess chocolate to drip back in bowl.

4. Sprinkle bottom third of chocolate-coated area with pistachio mixture until evenly coated; place on prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until chocolate is hardened.

Tip: If desired, insert skewer into top of pear for dipping.