Red Wine Poached Pears with Chocolate Filling Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN 40 mins

Red Wine Poached Pears with Chocolate Filling

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"This red wine-poached pear with chocolate recipe is a perfect dessert option for the holidays, cold winter nights, or as a show-stopper to impress your friends. Just don't let them know how easy it is to make! Serve with a savory cream like marscapone, crème fraiche, or Devonshire cream. Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Cut bottom off each pear and core from the bottom to give each pear a flat bottom to stand upright.
  2. Combine wine, water, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and star anise in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and arrange pears on their sides in the saucepan. Simmer pears for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn pears and continue simmering until tender and easily poked with a fork, 8 to 10 minutes. Work in batches if needed.
  3. Remove pears from wine mixture and place in a serving dish, standing upright. Continue boiling wine sauce until reduced to about 3/4 cup, 5 to 10 more minutes.
  4. Fill each pear's core cavity with chocolate sauce. Pour wine sauce over each pear.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • I recommend using Bosc or Anjou pears.
  • Use Zinfandel, Shiraz, or Merlot for the red wine.
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Reviews More Reviews

May 21, 2014

Made this for Mother's Day and it was a hit! I used both Bosc and Anjou pears and found the Bosc to work better. I topped the pears with a tablespoon of mascarpone before drizzling the sauce over the dish. Next time I'll us a bit of corn starch after removing the pears for a thicker sauce but I wouldn't change anything else. The sauce that this makes is AMAZING and would stand on it's own as a topping for ice cream or cheesecake which could make for some interesting pairings.

 
Feb 18, 2014

Very easy and supper yummy! I was able to poach 6 pears with the recipe above. I dug out extra pear flesh from the core area for extra chocolate filling.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 78.7 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 6.2 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 183 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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