Baked pears with chocolate sauce

You'll have most of the ingredients for this simple yet scrumptious dessert in your fridge or pantry using in-season​ pears.

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 4
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  • 4 medium (1kg) ripe beurre bosc pears, peeled, halved lengthways
  • 1/4 cup (90g) golden syrup
  • 25g butter, chopped
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) cream
  • 4 scoops good-quality vanilla ice-cream


  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 200&degC (180&degC fan-forced). Line a medium ovenproof dish with baking paper. Remove cores from pears with a small spoon. Place the pears in a single layer in dish; drizzle with golden syrup, dot with butter. Bake, uncovered, for about 45 minutes or until pears are soft, turning and basting occasionally.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, combine the chocolate and cream in a small heavy-based saucepan; stir over low heat until combined. Remove from the heat.
  • 3
    Transfer the pears to a warm serving platter; drizzle with some of the cooking liquid and the chocolate sauce. Serve with scoops of vanilla ice-cream and extra sauce.

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