A deep, dark devilish chocolate sauce stops this fruity dessert from being way too virtuous. You could even add vanilla ice-cream!


  • 4 x William Pears

  • 300g sugar

  • 50g crushed ginger

  • 1 x cinnamon stick

  • Zest of one lemon and one orange

  • 400ml water

  • For the chocolate sauce

  • 800g dark chocolate

  • 650ml cream


  • 1.

    Peel the pears and remove the cores.

  • 2.

    Combine water, sugar, crushed ginger and zest of fruits and bring stock to the near boil. Add pears and poach gently for 20-30 mins, depending on the ripeness.

  • 3.

    For the chocolate sauce, bring the cream to the near boil. Pour it over the chocolate and stir over a low heat. Pour the mixture over the pears.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 1952kj
  • Fat Total 121g
  • Saturated Fat 73g
  • Protein 13g
  • Carbohydrate 243g
  • Sugar 210g
  • Sodium 92mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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