Dark Chocolate Dipped Pears

Decorate your dipped pears with a variety of creative options for sprinkling like nuts, coconut flakes, and even vivid red chile powder for a kick. 

Dark Chocolate Dipped Pears

Prep Time

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Cook Time

30 minutes

Serves

32 people

Move over strawberries—there’s another fruit that tastes amazing when dipped in Chocolate! Rich dark chocolate pairs perfectly with Red Anjou pears, which also happen to be heart-check certified by the American Heart Association.

Decorate your dipped pears with a variety of creative options for sprinkling like nuts, coconut flakes, and even vivid red chili powder for some kick.

Recipe shared by USA Pears.

Ingredients

  • 2 (about 1 pound) USA Red Anjou pears
  • 1 teaspoon Fruit-Fresh® Produce Protector
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (60-70 percent cacao), chopped

Options For Sprinkling - All As Desired

  • pistachios or other nuts, finely chopped
  • flaky sea salt
  • coconut, shredded
  • chili powder
  • curry powder
  • sesame seeds
  • colorful dried fruit such as apricots, cranberries or goji berries, chopped

Preparation

  • 1 Fill medium saucepan with 1-inch of water; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  • 2 Line baking sheet with wax paper.
  • 3 Halve, core and stem pears; cut each into 16 wedges. Sprinkle with Fruit-Fresh and toss the pears gently to coat evenly. This will prevent pears from browning for several hours.
  • 4 Arrange pears on prepared baking sheet. Place next to stove.
  • 5 Place chocolate in medium stainless-steel bowl. Set bowl over pan of simmering water. Make sure water doesn't touch bottom of bowl. Once chocolate begins to melt, stir until melted and smooth, about 3 minutes. Remove chocolate from heat.
  • 6 Immediately begin dipping wide ends of pears in the chocolate, coating about half the length. Allow excess chocolate to drip back into bowl. Place dipped pears on wax paper.
  • 7 Working quickly before chocolate dries, sprinkle with your choice of optional garnishes.
  • 8 Refrigerate uncovered to allow chocolate to set, about 1 hour.
  • 9 Once set, cover loosely with plastic wrap. Keep pears in refrigerator until served. Enjoy them within the day.

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