"Beautiful Helen pears" were invented in Paris in the 19th century and were named after an opera by Offenbach. What a romantic introduction for this French dessert par excellence, a true classic"
This seemed like a great idea when I was in Michaelangeolo's and came across a jar of "Tipsy Chocolate and Cappuccino Liqueur Dessert Sauce", by Sable and Rosenfeld.
My pears were room temperature and ready to be eaten. I simple peeled them, and drizzled with this excellent chocolate sauce et voila! Hold the ice cream, hold the almond cookies....I'll get some of that for tomorrow nights' dinner!
For Dana and all those of you who may want a little more traditional recipe, check out this one
[photo and quote "My French Cuisine"]