Sticky Baked Pears with Creamy Chocolate Sauce

Prep Time

15 minutes + cooling

Cooking Time

20-25 minutes

Serves

4 people

Ingredients

For the pears
  • 4 pears, halved and cored
  • 2 tbsp syrup
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter or margarine
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
For the chocolate sauce
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 45g Divine 70% Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp syrup
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
To serve
  • pomegranate seeds, ice cream or yoghurt

Method

1

Preheat the oven to 160Fan/180*C.

2

Melt the syrup and vegan butter or margarine together and stir in the cinnamon and ground ginger. Arrange the pear halves, flat side up in a baking tray and pour over the sticky sauce. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the pears are soft and sticky.

3

To make the chocolate sauce, melt together and coconut milk and chocolate in a saucepan until it just boils and the chocolate has melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in the tahini, syrup and cacao powder until smooth and thickened.

4

To serve, pour the chocolate sauce over the pears and enjoy with pomegranate seeds, ice cream or thick yoghurt.