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Gingered Pears with Warm Chocolate Sauce

May 2008
Gingered Pears with Warm Chocolate Sauce

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Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 10 mins

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 bartlett pears, cut into eighths
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the cream, chocolate and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until smooth, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and salt. Cover to keep warm.
  2. In a medium nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the pears, lemon juice, sugar and ginger and simmer, turning occasionally, until the pears are tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with the warm chocolate sauce.