Pears with speedy choc sauce

Pears with speedy choc sauce

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4

This super-quick pud is a crowd-pleaser - and is easily dressed up for grown-ups with a splash of Disaronno

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal354
  • fat15g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars51g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.19g
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  • 2 x 410g cans pear halves in syrup



    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • 100g chocolate, chopped into small chunks

    Chocolate ganache


    Chocolate ganache is a combination of chocolate and double cream. It's simple to…

  • 8 scoops vanilla ice cream



    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…

  • 2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts



    Grown in Europe and the US, hazelnuts are encased in a smooth, hard brown shell but are most…


  1. Drain the pears over a small pan. Divide between 4 dessert glasses or bowls. Boil the syrup on a high heat until reduced and thick. Take off the heat and stir in the chocolate until melted.

  2. Add 2 scoops of ice cream onto each portion of pears and pour over the hot choc sauce. Top with the chopped nuts.

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20th Apr, 2012
Made this ages ago and forgot to rate it - really lovely, super quick. A fab stand-by pud for unexpected guests! One suggestion - make sure the pears are really well drained or even pat them dry or it all gets a bit too wet as the ice-cream melts!
4th Jul, 2011
Do you use just the one mars bar or part of a mars bar or what, I've never used that sort of chocolate confectionary in cooking before!
26th Mar, 2011
I bought pears in juice rather than syrup, so added a couple of spoonfuls of sugar to it before reducing. It's a very good, very quick pud with fruit in it. The mars bars is a good idea.
23rd Feb, 2011
I made this but omitted the choc and used Mars bars melted in with some of the pear juice and heated - yummy!
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