Serves: 4

A simple yet elegant holiday dessert, serve these pears drizzled with dark chocolate sauce. You can also offer them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, gelato or yogurt.


  • 2 ripe pears, peeled and cored
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 200g nougat

For the chocolate sauce

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) broken into pieces


1Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C, Fan 180 degrees C, Gas 6. Cut the pears in half, put them in a baking dish and brush them with a little melted butter. Cut the nougat into chunks and scatter them over the pears. Roast the pears in the oven for about 12 minutes or until golden and tender.

2For the sauce, put the syrup and cocoa powder in a pan and add 100ml water. Bring to the boil, while whisking. Add the chocolate and stir until it melts.

3Serve the sauce with the pears.


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