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Pears Belle Helene

Pears Belle Helene

  |   Gluten Free Diets, Recipe

INGREDIENTS

6 large Pears

200 g Caster Sugar

1 large glass of White Wine

0.5 Lemon cut into wedges

0.5 Orange cut into wedges

600 ml water

110 g Gluten Free 70% Cocoa Solids Plain Chocolate

250 ml Fresh Cream

4 large tbsp Icecream

METHOD

  1. Peel the pears, leaving the stalks in place and remove the cores.
  2. Place the sugar, water, lemon, orange and wine in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Increase heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the pears and allow to simmer, covered with a square of parchment paper, in the liquid for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  5. Remove from the heat and leave to cool in the liquid for at least 2 hours or the next day is best to allow the flavours to infuse.
  6. In the meantime, prepare the chocolate sauce. Add the cream to the saucepan and bring to a gentle boil.
  7. Break up the chocolate and place in a heat proof bowl.
  8. Pour the boiled cream over the chocolate and stir gently to make a sauce.
  9. Keep covered with cling film and warm until needed.
  10. To serve, fan out the pears, leaving the stalks intact.
  11. Arrange a cocktail glass, add some whipped cream and the fanned pears.
  12. Drizzle a little of the chocolate sauce over each one – the remainder can be served in a small jug separately.
  13.  Served with oodles of your favourite ice cream.