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Forward facing shot of a poached pear being drizzled with dark chocolate fudge sauce and ice cream on the side on a white plate with a black background and twinkle lights behind it

Champagne Poached Pears with Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce

These Champagne Poached Pears with Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce are a simple but elegant dessert to serve for New Years or anytime you want something a little fancy! They couldn't be simpler to make - you just poach pears in a little champagne with sugar and spices, make a quick chocolate fudge sauce, and serve them up with ice cream!

Course Dessert
Keyword champagne dessert, chocolate fudge sauce, poached pears
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA

Ingredients

For the poached pears

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle champagne
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 1 star anise pod
  • 4 small D'Anjou pears, peeled
  • ice cream and dark chocolate fudge sauce for serving

For the dark chocolate fudge sauce

Instructions

For the poached pears

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the champagne, sugar, vanilla bean, and star anise. Bring to a boil and gently add the pears. Reduce heat slightly to medium-high and simmer for 20 minutes or until pears are tender, stirring occasionally and turning the pears so they cook evenly. Once finished, remove the pears from the saucepan and let cool for a couple of minutes. Serve warm with ice cream and a generous drizzle of dark chocolate fudge sauce

For the dark chocolate fudge sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, salt, and half of the chocolate. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until chocolate has melted. Remove from heat and add remaining chocolate, butter, and vanilla. Stir to combine and until all chocolate has melted.