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Poached Pears with Raspberry Dark Chocolate

Poached Pears with Raspberry Dark Chocolate

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Pears are poached in vanilla and maple then topped with a melted dark chocolate mixed with cooked raspberries and ginger.


Ingredients

  • 5 C water
  • 3/4 C maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 pears, peeled (best if just barely ripened and somewhat firm)
  • 1/2 C dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 C raspberries
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, combine water and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, whisking occasionally to keep the syrup from burning on the bottom.
  2. While waiting for the water to boil, place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 30 seconds then stir. Repeat until chocolate is completely melted – about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Mash up raspberries with a fork and stir into the melted chocolate along with the ginger. Set aside.
  3. When the water starts to boil, remove from heat and whisk in vanilla. Place back on burner on medium-low heat and once the water returns to a simmer, add pears. You may need to add the pears in two batches. Simmer the pears until softened.
  4. Slice the pears and top with a spoonful of the raspberry chocolate. Serve immediately.

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