Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce & Pistachios

  • 17 Feb - 23 Feb, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Cookery


· 25g caster sugar

· 1 cinnamon stick

· 2 small peeled pears

· 40g plain chocolate

· 50ml evaporated milk

· 15g pistachio nuts, roughly chopped


Place sugar, cinnamon stick and 300ml water in a small pan and gently heat to dissolve the sugar. Add pears, cover and simmer over a low heat for 20-30 minutes or until the pears are soft. To make the chocolate sauce, melt chocolate in a small heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water. Once the chocolate has melted, stir in the evaporated milk. Remove pears from sugar solution, slice in half and transfer to serving dish, drizzle over the chocolate sauce and sprinkle over the pistachio nuts.