Chocolate Glazed Pears

Yield - 6 servings

3 Cups Water

Cup granulated sugar

6 ounces semisweet baking chocolate 2 Tablespoons shortening

1 (2inch) strip Lemon Peel

6 Bosc Pears

2 Tablespoons shortening

Combine Water, sugar, and lemon peel in large saucepan, bring to a boil.

Peel pears and trim slightly to level bottom. Remove core from blossom end, leaving stem intact.

Add pears to poaching liquid and reduce heat. Cover and simmer gently about 8 to 10 minutes - until tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife; turn and baste occasionally. Remove pears from liquid; stand on flat dish. Let cool. Melt chocolate and shortening over low heat. Dry pears with paper towels. Holding each pear carefully by the stem, spoon chocolate mixture over pear to coat. Let stand in cool place to set chocolate . Arrange pears on serving dish.

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