Poached golden pears with chocolate sauce recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook, 15 mins to cool
  • 310 calories / serving
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Carefully peel the pears from tip to base in one strip, to give them a neat shape. Place in a pan of apple juice, making sure they are totally submerged, add the star anise and honey and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

Reduce the liquid by half and allow to cool. Pour over the pears. Melt chocolate in a bain marie. Add the cream and mix until smooth. Serve with the pears.

Top tip

You can also poach pears in wine — serve with crème fraiche.


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  • Ingredients

  • 4 pears
  • 1litre (1¾pints) apple juice
  • 3 star anise
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 75g (3oz) dark chocolate
  • 75ml (3fl oz) single cream
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  • Energy 1306kj 310kcal 15%
  • Fat 9g 13%
  • Saturates 5g 25%
  • Sugars 58g 64%
  • Salt 0.5g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 57.8g Protein 2.3g Fibre 5g


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