Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce
  • 4 servings
  • 0:15 Preparation
  • 0:30 Cooking
  • 0:45 Total Time

Ingredients

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  • 4

    firm, fresh pears

  • 1

    lemon, halved

  • 3 cups
    (750 mL)

    white wine

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    granulated sugar

  • 1/2 tsp.
    (2 mL)

    ground nutmeg

  • 3 oz
    (90 g)

    semi-sweet chocolate

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    unsalted butter

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    strong brewed coffee

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    icing sugar

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)

    condensed milk

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    vanilla extract

Preparation

Pears:

Peel and core pears on the underside.

Rub pears with lemon to prevent discoloration. Set aside.

Combine wine, sugar and nutmeg in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Lower heat and poach pears for 8 minutes. Do not boil.

Remove from heat and cool pears in the syrup.

Chocolate Sauce:

Melt butter and chocolate in a pan over low heat. Remove from heat.

Whisk in coffee, icing sugar and milk.

Return pan to heat and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook 5 minutes on low, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Serve hot with pears.

Source: Metro