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Poached Pear Chocolate Puddings | Winter Menu | Dessert

Margot @gather and graze and the creative mind behind TDPC created this elegant and VERY delicious dessert. Pears poached in a lovely spiced liquid, and the pear is nestled in a chocolate cake batter and baked, serve this with double cream or ice cream. Imagine taking a bite of this……heavenly!!!

The Dinner Party Collective

Poached Pear Chocolate Pudding | The Dinner Party CollectiveBy this stage of the Dinner Party you should be feeling totally relaxed, especially in the knowledge that your beautiful little desserts have been totally prepped and are almost ready to go. So sit back, enjoy the flowing conversation, have another sip of that gorgeous wine… the oven will do the rest of the work for you.

Poaching pears is such a lovely way of celebrating this seasonal winter fruit. The spices I’ve used in the poaching syrup are some of my personal favourites… though feel free to adapt as you wish. Cardamom, cloves, allspice, ginger and citrus peel all go wonderfully too. With a dollop of cream or ice cream, poached pears can be a delicious dessert in their own right, but by taking them that one step further by surrounding them in a rich dark chocolate pudding, it lifts them to new heights.

We truly hope you’ve enjoyed…

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  1. What a great looking desert. I love the chocolate pear combo.

    June 23, 2015
  2. Oh that does look dreamy and delicious. Pears are so perfect for wintertime. Have a terrific Tuesday, Suzanne. Hugs!

    June 23, 2015
  3. I’ve never thought to do chocolate with pears, I must be behind haha! It looks so beautiful and delicious!

    June 23, 2015
    • Pear and chocolate is such a wonderful combination, this dessert looks dreamy!

      June 23, 2015
  4. This could be a five stars restaurant dessert! It looks amazing!

    June 23, 2015
    • It’s so beautiful Margherita, I don’t think I can wait for the fall to make this one.

      June 23, 2015
  5. Delectable combination!

    June 23, 2015
  6. Oh dear! The complete winter menu is wonderful. I have some pears right now, so this will be perfect for dessert. Sounds delicious…

    June 23, 2015
    • It’s perfect for you Viviana since you are in the throes of winter where you live. Isn’t it the most beautiful and delicious dessert? Love it!!

      June 24, 2015
  7. Yum , yum: chocolate and pears, a match made in heaven. 😉

    June 24, 2015
  8. I look forward to more inspiring desserts from your creations Suzanne. This was stunning!

    June 24, 2015
    • Thank you I think this dessert is wonderful, perfect for fall and winter.

      June 24, 2015
  9. This look exquisite Suzanne– perfect to top off a “fancy” dinner

    June 25, 2015
  10. This is one of the prettiest desserts I’ve seen. It really is elegant looking as you said. The sauce sounds so delicious, too. I can’t wait to try this!

    June 29, 2015

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