Chocolate Crémeux with Poached Pears and Pecans

Chocolate Crémeux with Poached Pears and Pecans

  • Preparation 20 min
  • Cooking 15 min
  • Chilling 3 h
  • Servings 4

Crémeux is a chocolate pastry cream, and served here alongside poached pears and a sprinkling of pecans. Creamy, dreamy, delicious!

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Ingredients

  • Pears in Syrup (see note)

    • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) water
    • 1 1/2 cups (315 g) sugar
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
    • 4 pears, ripe but firm, peeled, halved and seeded
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) honey
  • Chocolate Crémeux

    • 5 oz (140 g) 54% to 64% dark chocolate, chopped
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) 35% cream
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk
    • 2 tbsp sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/3 cup (30 g) roasted pecans, coarsely chopped

Preparation

  • Pears in Syrup

  • Chocolate Crémeux

Note from Ricardo

To save time, you can use 1 can (28 oz/796 ml) store-bought pears in syrup.

The leftover pear cooking syrup can be used for flavouring cocktails, as a topping for ice cream or to sweeten a fruit salad.

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