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Poached vanilla pears with chocolate sauce

6 - 10
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
35 min
10 min
25 min
These poached pears are delicately flavoured with vanilla bean and are perfect with some lovely choc sauce and vanilla ice cream


Vanilla bean

1 whole, split, seeds scrapped

Caster sugar

2 tbs


4 medium, (Packam), peeled, halved, cored, stems intact

Skim milk

cup(s), (160ml)

Cocoa powder

1 tbs, Dutch


3 tsp

Reduced fat vanilla ice cream

4 scoop(s), small

Flaked almonds

2 tbs, toasted


  1. Place the vanilla bean, seeds and half of the sugar in a small saucepan with 2. Cups (625ml) water. Bring to the boil. Add the pear. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk half of the milk with the cocoa powder, cornflour and the remaining sugar in a small saucepan until smooth. Add the remaining milk and bring to the boil. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat until the sauce thickens. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Divide the pears among serving glasses. Top with a scoop of ice-cream and drizzle with the warm chocolate sauce. Sprinkle with the almonds to serve.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Add 125g fresh raspberries in Step 3, to serve.