Roasted Pears with Chocolate Sauce and Coffee Ice Cream
Preparation and Cooking Time: 40mins
1/2 vanilla bean
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 large firm-ripe pears (1 pound)
115g bittersweet chocolate
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/4 cup brewed coffee
2 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. light corn syrup
- Preheat oven to 205 degrees C. With tip of knife, scrape seeds from vanilla bean. Set seeds aside (reserve bean for another use).
- In a large ovenproof skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat until golden brown and fragrant. Stir in vanilla seeds. Add pears, cut-side down, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned on bottom. Transfer skillet to oven. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until pears are just tender. Cool pears in pan to room temperature.
- Meanwhile, in a medium microwavable bowl, combine chocolate and butter. Microwave on medium (50 percent power) 1 1⁄2 minutes; whisk until smooth. In a saucepan, bring coffee, milk, and corn syrup just to a boil. Whisk coffee mixture into chocolate mixture until smooth.
- Serve Roasted Pears with Chocolate Sauce and ice cream.
Recipe adapted from delish.com