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.