Dark chocolate pears with Marsala


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The bitter taste of dark chocolate meet the sweet flavor of the pears slowly cooked with Marsala wine. It´s an experimental recipe I just love chocolate but I wanted to mix and contrast with different flavor...and how it happens in every normal home I just look into my kitchen and I found all the ingredients that inspired me.


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serves: 8

100g sugar

200g dark chocolate (75%)

4 eggs

130g all porpoise flour

100g unsalted butter

4 pears

1 cup apple apple juice

1/2 cup sweet Marsala

1/4 cup crunched hazelnuts

3 tsp baking powder

3 tsp of chili

1tsp salt

Nutrition Facts
Dark chocolate pears with Marsala

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount per Serving

Calories: 496

  • Total Fat: 25.6 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 13.5 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 109.5 mg
  • Sodium: 358.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 57.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 6.6 g
  •     Sugars: 32 g
  • Protein: 7.8 g

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1.  Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2.  Clean, peal and core the pears with a corer tool, put them in a sauce pan in vertical position and cook them with the apple juice and drizzle with the Marsala. Cook until soft. Keep one of them with the stalk.

3.  In a large bowl over some simmering water, melt the chocolate and than add 80g of butter mix until smooth and the chili.

4.  Meanwhile, in a bowl whisk the 4 eggs white with a table spoon of the sugar until stiff.

5.  In an another bowl mix together, the 4 egg yolks and the left butter and sugar until smooth.

6.  Let the chocolate cool down a little than add to the egg´s yolk mix. Whisk until the chocolate will be well incorporate.

7.  Now add the flour, the baking powder, the salt, and whisk it. Add the eggs white and stir gently.

8.  Cut in a half 3 of the 4 pears.

9.  Cover the surface of a springform pan (25cm diameter) with butter.

10.  Put all the final mix into the pan, place the pears in circle and the whole pear with the stalk in the middle.

11.  Sprinkle the surface with the hazelnuts.

12.  Cover the pear in the middle with the aluminum foil and bake the cake for 40 minutes.

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John Doe


wow that looks super yummy

Christina P


Kathy M


sounds interesting and yummy