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Honey Baked Pears with Chocolate
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Honey Baked Pears with Chocolate, hazelnuts & Cantucci

Honey Baked Pears with Chocolate, Hazelnuts and Cantucci are elegant enough to round off an informal dinner party but require very little hands-on preparation time.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 353kcal


  • 6 Small Pears
  • 2 tbsp Honey (runny)
  • 1 tbsp Just boiled water
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 30 g/ 1 oz Halenuts (blanched)
  • 4 Cantucci cookies
  • 2 tbsp Chocolate sauce/ spread


  • Preheat oven to 180C/ 350F/ GM4 and line a lipped baking tin with parchment
  • Peel the pears, slice in half and scoop out the core using a melon baller or a teaspoon. Lay on the parchment
  • Mix the honey and just boiled water together in a small jug. Split the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds into the liquid. Give a good stir then pour over the pears. Turn the pears over in the liquid to ensure they are coated. Add the vanilla pod and bake for 20 minutes until just tender
  • Meanwhile, toast the hazelnuts in a dry frying pan (1-2) minutes and roughly chop
  • Break up the cantucci into small pieces
  • When the pears are ready, scatter the nuts and cantucci pieces over them and drizzle the chocolate sauce over
  • Serve warm with a little mascarpone if desired
  • These pears do not store well since they begin to discolour within an hour so eat immediately


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg