Chocolate Pears with Wine Syrup

Chocolate Pears with Wine Syrup
30 min.
45 min.
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for 4 servings
4 large, firm Pear (peeled)
1 lemon (juice)
3 ½ ounces plain Dark chocolate (60 % cocoa solids)
3 ½ ounces good quality white chocolate
bay leaves
For the syrup
cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup chopped Candied peel
2 tablespoons butter
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Preparation steps

Step 1/8
Heat the oven to 190°C (170° fan) 375°F gas 5. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
Step 2/8
Leave the stalks on the pears, level off the bases and drizzle with lemon juice.
Step 3/8
Place the pears on a the baking tray and bake for about 15 minutes, until tender. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Step 4/8
Melt the chocolate in separate heatproof bowls over a pan of simmering (not boiling) water.
Step 5/8
Dip 2 pears into the plain chocolate and 2 pears into the white chocolate.
Step 6/8
Attach the bay leaves to the stalks and leave to set on non-stick baking paper.
Step 7/8
For the syrup: heat the wine and sugar in a pan until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and simmer until the liquid has a syrupy consistency. Add the candied peel and butter and leave to cool.
Step 8/8
Arrange the pears on a serving plate and drizzle a little of the syrup around the pears.