Chocolate pears

Pears and chocolate are a delicious combination as Janet Brinkworth's recipe for an indulgent dessert amply demonstrates
By Janet Brinkworth
Chocolate pears
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 2 pears
  • 40 g butter
  • 45 ml light rum
  • 100 ml double cream


1. Break 100g of the dark chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and heat until it melts.2. Slice the pears into 4 lengthways, and remove each core. 3. Using a fork, dip the pear slices into the melted chocolate, coating each slice completely. Place the chocolate-coated pears on a sheet of greaseproof paper on a plate. Allow to cool, then chill in the refrigerator. 4. Meanwhile, break the remaining chocolate into the heatproof bowl, add in the butter and heat over a pan of simmering water until the butter and chocolate are melted. 5. Add the rum and cream (reserving a little for drizzling), stirring to combine. 6. Serve the warm sauce on a plate, topped with the chilled chocolate pears and a drizzle of the reserved cream.

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