Stuffed Pears in Puff Pastry

Cozy up to this warm, sweet chocolate-stuffed poached pear wrapped tight in a flaky puffed pastry.

Ingredients

  • 4 small pears
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 package puff pastry, thawed
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce

Steps

  1. Peel and core the pears from the bottom, leaving the stems in place.
  2. In a large saucepan, add the water, wine, sugar, honey, lemon, cinnamon sticks, cloves and vanilla bean. Place the pears in the poaching liquid and cook until just before tenderness, about 15 to 18 minutes. Allow pears to cool completely in the liquid.

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