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Dark Chocolate Covered Pears Recipe

Dark Chocolate Covered Pears Recipe

If you’re going to indulge, do so wisely, with anti-inflammatory focused foods. This dessert combines fiber-rich pears, omega-3 rich walnuts and cocoa, one of Dr. Perricone’s favorite superfoods. To reap the many health benefits Cocoa can confer to the body and skin, choose extra dark chocolate- preferably 70 to 85%. When possible, look for “non-dutched” cocoa, as the process of “dutching” cocoa significantly reduces the amount of flavanols in cocoa. Enjoy!

Makes 8 chocolate-covered slices

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons dark chocolate
  • 2 pears
  • 4 tablespoons chopped raw walnuts
  • Waxed paper

Preparation:

  • Clean and slice pears in quarters, omitting core and seeds.
  • Melt chocolate over low heat in a small saucepan, stirring frequently, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Dip pear slices until half is covered. Sprinkle dipped side with raw walnuts. Place on wax paper.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 

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