Pears Helen, or poires Hélène, is a flavorful medley of chocolate, pears, and jam that goes well with any meal.

Pears Helen


1/4 c. chocolate syrup
4 to 8 scoops vanilla ice cream
4 canned pear halves, drained
1/3 c. raspberry or strawberry jam
1 tbsp. hot water


1. In the bottom of each of 4 sherbet glasses or bowls, put 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup.

2. On top of syrup, place 1 or 2 scoops of ice cream.

3. Place pear half, cut side down, on top of each portion of ice cream.

4. Combine jam and water in a separate bowl and spoon mixture over each pear.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Serves 4