Vanilla Poached Pears With Dark Chocolate

Vanilla Poached Pears With Dark Chocolate by The Cooking Doc®

Vanilla Poached Pears With Dark Chocolate

For a fun presentation, pour the chocolate while your guests are watching! You can also serve this dessert with whipped cream instead of vanilla ice cream.

#Protip: Instead of melting the chocolate in a double boiler, you can use the microwave. Cook in sessions of 30 seconds, mix, 30 seconds, mix, etc. until the chocolate melts.

Vanilla Poached Pears With Dark Chocolate

The Cooking Doc®
Servings 4 people
Calories 326 kcal


  • 4 cups waters
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or 1 vanilla beans
  • 4 pears peeled
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate at least 70% cacao
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup slivered almond
  • French vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to serve


  • Pour 4 cups of water into a saucepan and add the brown sugar and vanilla extract. Heat over medium heat and mix.
  • Add the peeled pears and cook them, turning the pears from time to time, for 20 minutes.
  • Take the pears out of the sweet water and let them cool for 15 minutes. Then place them in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • Before serving, prepare the melted chocolate. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate with the almond milk. Stir while the chocolate melts. The melted chocolate should be smooth.
  • Serve the pears on plates and drizzle the chocolate over the pears at the last moment. Add some slivered almonds and vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 93mgFiber: 3gSugar: 58gCalcium: 79mgMagnesium: 34mgPhosphorus: 60mg
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