Warm, aromatic, marinated pears are filled with cool, coconut cream, and topped with a rich, chocolate sauce, in this decadent dessert recipe. The combination of hot and cold give off a similar effect as apple pie with ice cream, but without all the unnecessary dough. The best part about this dessert? No dishes to clean up!

Coconut Cream-Stuffed Pear With Chocolate [Vegan]

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Serves

4

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Ingredients

For the Pears:

  • 4 pears
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 anise stars

For the Coconut Filling:

  • 1/4 cup and 3 tablespoons coconut cream
  • Meat from 1/2 of 1 coconut, peeled

For the Chocolate:

  • 1/2 cup dark bitter chocolate 70% cocoa butter
  • 1/4 cup and 3 tablespoons coconut cream

For the Garnish:

  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
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Preparation

To Make the Pears:

  1. Cut pears in half, peel, and remove seeds. Place in an oven tray.
  2. Mix red wine, palm sugar, cinnamon sticks, and anise star. Pour the mixture on top of the pears and let marinate for one hour. Bake in the oven at 340°F for 10 minutes. Place pears on a plate and pour the marinade into a small pot. Place the pot on the stove and reduce the marinade to half on medium heat. Pour reduced marinade on the pears.

To Make the Filling:

  1. Blend coconut meat and coconut cream into a smooth paste.

To Make the Chocolate Sauce:

  1. Melt chocolate together with coconut cream using low heat.

To Serve:

  1. Top pear halves with coconut mixture, garnish with chocolate sauce and cocoa nibs.
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