Poached Pears with Chocolate Ganache
|Firm pears||4 , stems intact|
|Caster sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Water||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Freshly squeezed lemon juice||2 Tablespoon|
|Sweet white wine||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Thick cream||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Milk chocolate||3 1⁄2 Ounce (100 Gram)|
1. Peel pears and level off the bottoms so they will stand upright.
2. Bring sugar, water, lemon juice and wine to the boil in a large saucepan over moderate heat, reduce heat to simmer. Add the pears and poach for 15-20 minutes or until just tender. Allow pears to cool in syrup.
3. To make ganache, boil cream in a medium saucepan over moderate heat until reduced by a third. Remove from heat, add chocolate, stir until smooth; set aside to cool until thick enough to pipe.
4. Drain pears, cut the top third of each one off, pipe ganache onto pear, replace the top of the pear.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 2807 Calories from Fat 856
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 97 g148.9%
Saturated Fat 59.9 g299.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 269.4 mg89.8%
Sodium 175 mg7.3%
Total Carbohydrates 417 g139%
Dietary Fiber 22.1 g88.4%
Sugars 354.3 g
Protein 14 g28.3%
Vitamin A 59.9% Vitamin C 58.8%
Calcium 38.2% Iron 22.3%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet