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Ingredients Pears 4 cups water 1 cinnamon stick ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 4 pears, peeled, cut in half and cored (use a melon baller) Chocolate Sauce 200 grams dark or milk chocolate pieces 300 grams cream Garnish 120 grams slivered almonds (toasted in a dry pan if you like)
Pour water into a medium saucepan and add cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to the boil and then reduce heat to low so that the water is gently simmering. Drop pear halves in and cook on gentle heat for 15-20 minutes until pears are soft. Chocolate Sauce In a small saucepan heat up cream to just before boiling and then drop chocolate pieces in. Stir gently until completely dissolved. Garnish If you wish, you can toast the slivered almonds in a dry pan over a medium heat. Stir them constantly and remove them as soon as they start to brown. To serve To serve, arrange pears in a plate and then spoon over chocolate sauce. Garnish with almonds and serve immediately.