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Calavera Pears in Chocolate Coffee Sauce

Calavera Pears in Chocolate Coffee Sauce
15 minutes
30 minutes
8 servings, half pear with 2 Tbsp sauce
  • 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.
Key Ingredients
Tablets & Bars
Mexican Hot Chocolate - 6 Tablets
6 Tabs


Make It

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Step 2
Place pear halves cut-side-down in 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Pour water over pears. Cover dish with foil.
Step 3
Bake pears for 30 minutes or until tender. Uncover so the pears can cool.
Step 4
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.
Step 5
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.
Step 6
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.

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