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Roasted Pears with Buttery Chocolate Sauce & Smoked Sea Salt

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I love going out for a big dinner, but there’s something extra comforting and cozy about setting the table, lighting a few candles, and enjoying a romantic meal in your own home. This recipe for Roasted Pears with Buttery Chocolate Sauce + Smoked Sea Salt is the perfect addition to any date-night-in menu. It’s warm, sweet, and irresistibly decadent. Add toasted hazelnuts for a bit of crunch and finish the dish with a hint of smoked salt. It’s a combination of flavors worthy of any special occasion. Enjoy! – Sarah

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Roasted Pears with Buttery Chocolate Sauce + Smoked Sea Salt
Serves 4
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303 calories
22 g
8 g
24 g
5 g
3 g
128 g
38 g
12 g
0 g
19 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
128g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303
Calories from Fat 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
37%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 38mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 22g
7%
Dietary Fiber 6g
24%
Sugars 12g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
8%
Calcium
5%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 pears (I recommend using Bosc or Anjou pears)
  2. 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  3. 2 teaspoons turbinado or brown sugar
  4. ⅓ cup raw hazelnuts
  5. Pinch of smoked sea salt*
Instructions
  1. FOR THE ROASTED PEARS
  2. Preheat the oven to 375º F. Cut the pears in half and scoop out the seeds. Place them cut side up on a baking sheet. (Line the sheet with foil or parchment for easy clean up.)
  3. Brush the cut side of the pears with the melted butter, and sprinkle the sugar evenly over the buttered side of the pears (about ½ a teaspoon of sugar per pear half).
  4. Roast for about 30 minutes, or until the pears are slightly browned.
  5. While the pears are roasting, make the chocolate sauce (see recipe below), and toast the hazelnuts. To toast the hazelnuts, add them to a small pan on the stove over medium-high heat. Stir or shake frequently for about 5-7 minutes, until the nuts are fragrant and slightly browned. Remove from heat and let the nuts cool enough to handle. If you like, you can rub the skins off the hazelnuts with a dish towel (I personally don’t mind leaving a bit of the skins on). Roughly chop the nuts and set aside until the pears are ready.
  6. When the pears have finished roasting, transfer them to individual plates and drizzle with the chocolate sauce. Top with the chopped, toasted hazelnuts and a pinch of smoked sea salt. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream, if desired. Enjoy!
  7. *You can substitute regular sea salt, but the flavor of smoked sea salt definitely takes this dessert up a notch.
  8. FOR THE BUTTERY CHOCOLATE SAUCE
  9. 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (or use chocolate chips)
  10. 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  11. 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  12. Pinch of salt
  13. Add the chocolate, cream, butter, and salt to a small saucepan. Heat very gently over low heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate and butter are melted and the ingredients are fully mixed. Remove from heat and set aside until you’re ready to use.
Notes
  1. This sauce is meant to be served very warm. If you make it in advance and the sauce cools completely, the chocolate and butter will separate and harden. You’ll just need to rewarm it before serving.
Adapted from The Homemade Haus
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calories
303
fat
24g
protein
5g
carbs
22g
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Adapted from The Homemade Haus
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  • Bill
    February 26, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    We’re going to try this for our next dinner party!
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