Poached Pears with Frangelico & Shaved Dark Chocolate


Poached Pears make such a simple, yet elegant dessert. This lovely recipe calls for Frangelico liqueur which takes like hazelnuts!


You can make this dish in 20 minutes!

Poached Pears with Frangelico and Shaved Dark Chocolate
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Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1-25 oz. jar of pear halves in white grape juice (no extra sugar added)
  • 4 c. white grape juice
  • ¾ c. Frangelico liqueur
  • 1 large bar of good quality organic dark chocolate
  • ½ c. candied pecans
  • Whipped Cream
  • 2 T. organic sugar
  • 1 c. heavy whipping cream
  1. In a pan on the stovetop over low/medium heat, add in pear halves (placing the flat side of the pair on the bottom of the pan).
  2. Add in white grape juice and ½ c. Frangelico (liquid will be just over the top of the pears).
  3. Simmer on low for approximately 20 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, add in sugar and cream.
  5. Beat mixture with an electric mixer until the cream develops stiff peaks.
  6. Set aside.
  7. On individual plates, place one poached pear half.
  8. Drizzle a few tablespoons of the juice over each pear.
  9. With a spoon, drizzle approximately 1 T. of Frangelico over each pear.
  10. Put a dollop of whipped cream on the side of each pear.
  11. With a stainless steel shaver (chocolate or cheese shaver), shave dark chocolate all over each dish.
  12. Place candied pecans around each dish.
  13. Serve immediately.
This recipe serves 1 pear half per person. However, if you wish, for a party of 4, you can serve 2 pear halves.

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