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Poached pears with chocolate cream

Some flavours make a natural marriage, and pear and chocolate is one of those gorgeous pairings. These whole poached pears with chocolate cream are simple, elegant and delicious.
poached pears with chocolate cream



1.Combine pears, the water, cinnamon, vanilla bean and sugar in medium saucepan; stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil; simmer, covered, about 8 minutes or until pears are just tender, drain.
2.Meanwhile, combine chocolate and cream in small saucepan; stir over low heat about 5 minutes or until smooth.
3.Pour chocolate cream over pears to serve; add a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, if you like.

The pears can be poached a day ahead. Canned pears could be substituted for fresh pears to save time. The chocolate cream is best made close to serving.


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