Modern Twist on the Classic Poached Pear Belle Hélène

"Belle Hélène" Pear is a classic French dessert created in 1864 by Georges Aguste. It refers to the operetta « La Belle-Hélène,» a hit that year. It's a poached pear with melted dark chocolate, sometimes served with ice cream.

We decided to add a little twist to it with some Power Granola Coconut & CocoaBecause everything tastes better when crunchy, right? Rather than poaching the pear in syrup, we baked the fruit. Baking makes the natural sweetness of the fruit come out, and by omitting the syrup, there is much less sugar in this version. 

 Recipe for two:

In the classic recipe, the pear is poached in syrup, and I personally decided to cook the entire pear in the oven at 180°. This way, the pear juice is concentrated and becomes so sweet you don't need to add any other sugar.

1. Preheat the oven to 180°.

2. Peel one ripe pear for each person and then bake the pears for 40 minutes.

3. Next, melt 40g of dark chocolate in a double boiler.

4. Take the pears out of the oven and cover them with the melted chocolate.

5. Sprinkle the pears with Power Granola Coconut & Cocoa

Optional: It can be served with a scoop of vanilla ice.

Enjoy your scrumptious dessert!