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Poached Pears with Dark Chocolate

Ginger, honey, and dark chocolate are the perfect complements to naturally sweet pears.

  • servings: 2




  • 1 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 ripe Bartlett pears
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, melted


  1. Step 1

    Bring ginger, honey, and water to a boil over high heat in a medium pot. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer 5 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, peel pears and halve lengthwise. Use a melon baller to scoop out cores. Gently lower pears into pot. Cover surface with a round of parchment paper.

  3. Step 3

    Cook pears until a paring knife slides easily into them, about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on ripeness. Remove with a wooden spoon and transfer to a bowl. Pour poaching liquid over. Serve warm or chilled.

  4. Step 4

    To serve, place pear halves in a bowl and drizzle with melted chocolate.

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