Friday, May 21, 2010

Coffee Pears with Mocha Sauce



Coffee Pears with Mocha Sauce is a dish that is sure to impress, whether you make it for a simple family dessert or dress it up for a dinner party! The recipe, from Yahoo 7 Food, is easy to make and looks and tastes sensational!

Ingredients - Coffee Pears:
• 6 small Beurre Bosc pears (1kg)
• 1 & 1/2 cups water
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1 tsp vanilla essence
• 1 cinnamon quill
• 2 tblsps instant coffee granules
• Fresh mint leaves, to decorate
• Vanilla ice-cream, to serve

Ingredients - Mocha Sauce:
• 200g dark eating chocolate, chopped
• 1/2 cup thickened cream
• 2 tsps instant coffee granules
• 1 tblsp boiling water
Method:

1. Peel and core pears. Halve lengthways. Arrange, cut-side down, in a single layer over base of shallow ovenproof dish.

2. Place water, sugar, essence, cinnamon and coffee granules in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Pour hot syrup over pears. Cover with foil.

3. Cook in a moderate oven (180C) for 45 minutes, or until pears are just tender. Remove with a slotted spoon. Cover. Reserve syrup.

4. To make mocha sauce, pour reserved syrup into a medium saucepan. Discard cinnamon. Bring to boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until reduced to 1/3 cup. Add chocolate, cream and coffee granules dissolved in water. Stir over a low heat until smooth.

5. Decorate with mint. Serve with mocha sauce and ice-cream.

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