Here is a different but delicious dessert for today. It is not a cake. It is not a pie. It is not chocolate. It is not candy. However, you will love it just the same.
Today's food is a fruit and ice cream dessert called Pears Hélène.
- What is Pears Hélène?
Pears Hélène is a dessert made from pears poached in sugar syrup and served with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and crystallized violets. You can replace fresh pears with canned pears in this recipe.
Pears are the third most important fruit crop in the United States, following closely behind apples and peaches.
Pears are an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, copper, fiber, and potassium.
There are thousands of pear varieties available. Some of the most popular types of pears are these:
- French Butter
- To celebrate National Pears Hélène Day, choose your favorite type of pear and poach it for dessert.