Pears in Chocolate Sauce
- Servings: 6
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 45m
- Ready In: 55m
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Pears in chocolate sauce. Poached pears in homemade chocolate sauce. Very delicious dessert!
- 6 firm pears,peeled and cored, stem left intact
- 3/4 pint(400 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon caster sugar
- 4 oz (120 g) vanilla pod
- 1 plain dessert chocolate,cut into small pieces
- 3½ oz (110 g) butter
- 1/2 oz (15 g) ice cream (optional)
Combine water,lemon juice,sugar and vanilla pod in a saucepan. Mix and heat gently until the sugar dissolves.
Bring mixture to a boil,add pears and simmer for 15 minutes. Leave pears to cool in the syrup,then remove them,using a draining spoon and chill 1-2 hours. Reserve the syrup.
In a heatproof bowl,combine chocolate and butter. Stand the bowl over the pan of simmering water and stir until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of pear syrup.
Arrange the pears in a serving dish and place scoops of ice cream(optional). Spoon the chocolate sauce over the pears. Serve pears in chocolate sauce cold.