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Recipes

Poached Pear in Spices Served with Chocolate Sauce

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A decadent dessert for those special occasions. Add some dark chocolate shavings for an added twist.



SERVES 4
• 4 almost ripe pears (Packham or Anjou type), peeled but leave the stem intact.
• 1.5 litre of water
• 3 cinnamon sticks
• 10g cloves
• 10cm fresh ginger, peeled, crushed
• 3 star anise
• 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (if desired)

FOR CHOCOLATE SAUCE:
• 125g chocolate with
• 70% cacao, melted

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat water together with spices in a pot until boiling, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Add pears and cook to simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Preparing chocolate sauce: break the chocolate into small pieces, put them in a glass bowl and melt it by steaming.
  • Take the pears and place it on the serving plate and add 2 spoonful of hot chocolate sauce.
  • Serve immediately.
Other Notes:
• Pears can be prepared one day in advance, and kept in the refrigerator. It can be served hot or cold. • Chocolate sauce must be prepared just before serving as it is easily hardened even without refrigeration.