Calavera Pears in Chocolate Coffee Sauce

Calavera Pears in Chocolate Coffee Sauce

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A calavera, or skull, is a traditional decoration for celebrating Day of the Dead. Try this recipe with pear halves decorated like calaveras. The kids will love helping to decorate for the celebration.

15 mins. to Prepare

30 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time

45 mins. Total

Servings: 8 servings, half pear with 2 Tbsp sauce


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PREHEAT oven to 400° F.

PLACE pear halves cut-side-down in 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Pour water over pears. Cover dish with foil.

BAKE pears for 30 minutes or until tender. Uncover so the pears can cool.

COMBINE evaporated milk and Abuelita chocolate in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add café de olla; stir until dissolved.

SPOON about 2 tablespoons Abuelita-coffee sauce on a plate; place one pear half cut-side-down in sauce. Repeat with remaining pear halves and sauce.

DECORATE faces of pear like a skull (calavera). Place an anise star at the top of each pear, and then add two chocolate morsels for the eyes. Use the pepita as a nose and candy sprinkles as the teeth. Serve immediately.

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 8 servings, half pear with 2 Tbsp sauce
Calories from Fat40
 %Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 2.5g13%
Cholesterol 5mg1%
Sodium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Dietary Fiber 3g11%
Sugars 28g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A2%
Vitamin C6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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