Chocolate Stuffed Pears


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 15

Appears in

The Chocolate Lover's Cookbook

The Chocolate Lover's Cookbook

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1987

  • About

Pears and chocolate go very well together; the combination inspired the famous Pears Belle Hélène with its vanilla ice cream, poached pears and chocolate sauce. These pears are stuffed with a chocolate mousse and served cold with hot chocolate sauce.


For the poached pears

  • 600 ml (1 pint) water
  • 75 g (3


Using a saucepan large enough for the pears, bring the water, sugar, rind and lemon juice to a boil. Meanwhile, peel the pears but do not remove the stalks. Rub the peeled pears with the half lemon and place the pears in the saucepan. Simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes, or until the pears are just tender. Cool the pears in the syrup for 15 minutes then drain them on a dish. When they are cold s