Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

6 small ripe pears.
Lemon juice.
50g sugar.
300ml water.

Chocolate Sauce:
100g Plain chocolate.
1 tablespoon double cream.


Peel pears leaving them whole, without removing the stalks.
Brush with lemon juice.
Dissolve sugar in water over a low heat and add pears.
Slowly cook for approx. 20 minutes.
Use a skewer to test pears are evenly cooked.
When cooked, remove the pears with a draining spoon.

Use the remaining sugar & water syrup & boil to reduce to approx 3 tablespoons.
Break chocolate into syrup & stir until smooth. 
Add cream, to mixture & pour over the pears. 
Serve chilled.

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