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Pears in chocolate pastry spirals

Add golden puff pastry to the classic combo of pears and dark chocolate for that elegant treat

By , 02 October 2017

(8 votes)

Pears in chocolate pastry spirals
  • 1 Hour

  • Serves: 4

  • Price: 92p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 182g serving contains
  • Energy

    1637KJ

    391KCAL

    20%
  • Fat

    21.5g

    high

    31%
  • Saturates

    12.2g

    high

    67%
  • Sugars

    26.6g

    med

    30%
  • Salt

    0.49g

    low

    8%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 900kJ/215kcal.
Ingredients
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 50g honey
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 firm pears, peeled
  • 320g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 40g finely chopped dark chocolate
  • 4tbsp crème fraîche, to serve
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

  • Put the sugar, honey, 500ml water, cloves and cinnamon stick into a large pan and stir on a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.

  • Bring to the boil, then reduce to a low simmer – there should be virtually no bubbling at the surface. Add the pears and poach for 8 mins on each side. Switch off the heat and leave the pears in the pan for 5 mins more, then remove with a slotted spoon.

  • Cut the base off each pear so it stands upright with no wobbling, then put on a lined baking sheet.

  • Unroll the pastry and scatter the chocolate over one-half of it. Fold the other half over to ‘sandwich’ the chocolate in the middle. Roll the pastry back out to about three-quarters of its original size, then cut into 1cm strips.

  • Starting at the bottom, wrap the strips around the pears, then bake in the oven for 25 mins. Serve hot, with crème fraîche on the side.