Poire Belle Hélène Recipe
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
The classic French dessert Poire Belle-Hélène, was created around 1864 by Auguste Escoffier and named after the operetta La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach.
For 4 servings
- 4 pears
- 4 cups water
- 200 g sugar
- 1 vanilla pod, splitted
- 1 lemon (juice)
- "Chocolate sauce
- 100 g black chocolate 64%
- 30 ml / 2 Tbsp. whole milk
- 4 x 100 ml vanilla ice cream
- Heat the water, powdered sugar, the split and scraped vanilla bean and the lemon juice and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Peel the pears, leaving the stems on, and immerse them in the hot syrup.
- Cook for about 30 minutes until the pears are well cooked and then let them cool in the syrup.
- Just before serving, melt the chocolate in a double boiler, add the milk and stir with a spatula until smooth.
- Place a pear and a scoop of vanilla ice cream into each dessert dish.
- Spoon on the hot chocolate sauce and serve immediately.
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