Decadent Coffee Pears with Rich Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Are you tired of the same old desserts? Do you crave something unique and indulgent? Look no further than this Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce recipe. This dessert is perfect for anyone who loves the combination of coffee and chocolate, as it showcases their bold flavors in a delightful pairing with poached fruit.

If you love the taste of roasted pears, then prepare to be blown away by how they become elevated in this recipe. The pears are first peeled, cut in half, and cored before being boiled in a mixture of water, allspice, and Splenda sugar substitute. This creates a fragrant and flavorful poaching liquid for the pears to soak up.

But that’s not all – the real star of this recipe is the decadent chocolate sauce made with dark chocolate and instant coffee. The richness from the chocolate is perfectly balanced by the bitterness from the coffee, creating an unforgettable taste experience. Drizzle it over your poached pears and serve alongside ice cream or red wine for ultimate indulgence.

Impress your friends and family at your next dinner party with this sophisticated dessert. This is a great way to impress your guests without any fuss because it’s simple to make yet sure to impress. So what are you waiting for? Grab some calavera pears and get ready to savor every bite of this Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Pears With Chocolate Sauce
Coffee Pears With Chocolate Sauce

Are you looking for a dessert that is unique, impressive and packed with flavor? Look no further than Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce! This recipe combines tender poached pears with a rich chocolate coffee sauce that is sure to impress your dinner guests or satisfy your own sweet tooth.

What’s not to love about this recipe? The velvety chocolate sauce is made with melted dark chocolate, instant coffee, vanilla extract and allspice. It’s the perfect blend of bitter and sweet, making it the ideal accompaniment to the delicate flavor of the poached pears.

And speaking of pears, they are the star of the show in this dish. We recommend using Calavera or organic pears, peeled and cut in half, then cored. The pears are boiled in a mixture of water, Splenda sugar substitute and Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk until they are tender and infused with flavor.

But what makes this recipe truly special is the addition of coffee. We suggest using roasted coffee for an extra depth of flavor, but any instant coffee will do. The coffee adds a rich, robust taste to the chocolate sauce that elevates this dessert from great to unforgettable.

Finally, the recipe is incredibly versatile. You can serve the Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce on their own, with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, alongside a slice of cake or even paired with spiced red wine poached pears for an extra-special dessert.

In conclusion, the combination of sweet poached pears with a decadent chocolate coffee sauce makes this dish a must-try for anyone who loves delicious desserts. With its bold flavors and versatility, it’s sure to become a staple in your recipe collection.

Ingredient List

 A heavenly combination of coffee, pears, and chocolate!
A heavenly combination of coffee, pears, and chocolate!

Ingredients for the Pears:

  • 4 calavera pears, peeled, cut in half and cored
  • 1/2 cup Splenda sugar substitute
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp allspice

Ingredients for Chocolate Sauce:

  • 4 oz. dark chocolate, cut into small disks or large tablets
  • 1/2 cup Nestlé Carnation evaporated low-fat 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp spiced red wine (optional)


Ensure that you select fresh, ripe and organic pears as it can affect the flavor of your roasted pears. You may substitute the Splenda sugar substitute with sweeteners such as stevia or xylitol. Meanwhile, for the chocolate selection, I recommend using high quality dark chocolate to get that perfect bittersweet taste of the dark chocolate sauce.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect dessert for coffee and chocolate lovers.
The perfect dessert for coffee and chocolate lovers.

Now that we have all our ingredients ready, let’s start making these delightful Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce.

Step 1: Poaching the Pears

First, we need to poach the four peeled, cut in half and cored pears. To do this, take a heavy-based saucepan and add 1 1/2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of Splenda sugar substitute, 1 tsp of allspice, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Bring it to a boil over low heat and add the peeled and cored pears. Let it simmer for around 25-30 minutes so that the pears become tender.

Step 2: Making the Chocolate Sauce with Instant Coffee

While the pears are cooking, let’s make the finger-licking chocolate sauce with instant coffee. In another saucepan, mix 1 cup of Nestlé Carnation evaporated low-fat milk with 2 cups of Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk. Add 2 large tablets or five small disks of dark chocolate to this mixture and let it melt on low heat while stirring continuously.

Step 3: Adding Instant Coffee to Chocolate Sauce

Now that the chocolate has melted entirely into milk let’s turn off the stove, and then add 1 tbsp of instant coffee (mix it with some boiling coffee on the side to dissolve entirely). Stir until both ingredients are united into a heavenly chocolate coffee sauce.

Step 4: Combining Ingredients

Once your pear is poached and your chocolate coffee sauce is ready let them cool down a bit. Take out your roasted pears onto there serving plates or dishes (you can roast them slightly before plated if desired) and drizzle your chocolate-coffee sauce over your *pears” until completely covered.

Step 5: Garnishing and Serving

I prefer serving my Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce with ice cream scoops, Coffee Liqueur, and Spiced Red Wine Poached Pear Cubes. And to go one step ahead, serve this delicious pear dessert recipes like Belle Helene with a cardamom-scented organic pear atop.

Enjoy the rich and exotic flavors of the Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce; it’s a fantastic dessert that will be gone in seconds.

Substitutions and Variations

 This is the kind of recipe that will make you feel like a pro chef!
This is the kind of recipe that will make you feel like a pro chef!

Getting creative in the kitchen is one of my favorite things to do, and this recipe allows for some substitutions and variations that can cater to different tastes. Here are some options you can explore:

– Fruit: While pears work perfectly with the chocolate-coffee flavor profile, feel free to substitute them with other fruits that can be poached, such as peaches or apples. Adjust the cooking time as needed.

– Sweetener: Instead of using Splenda sugar substitute, you can use regular sugar or honey. For a healthier option, try using stevia or agave nectar.

– Milk: If you prefer a creamier texture, substitute some of the water with extra milk. You can swap the evaporated low-fat milk with almond milk or soy milk for a vegan alternative.

– Chocolate: Dark chocolate is my go-to choice for this recipe, but you can use semisweet or bittersweet chocolate instead. For a unique twist, try adding flavored chocolate such as mint or orange.

– Wine: The spiced red wine adds depth and warmth to the dish, but if you prefer non-alcoholic options, you can use grape juice or apple cider instead. If you’re looking for a boozy kick, add a splash of coffee liqueur to the sauce.

Remember to taste as you go when making any substitutions, as the flavor may vary from the original recipe. Having said that, don’t be afraid to experiment and make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

 A fun and flavorful way to enjoy pears and coffee in one dish.
A fun and flavorful way to enjoy pears and coffee in one dish.

Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce is an exquisite dessert that can be paired with a variety of beverages. The warm, poached pears soaked in a rich and velvety chocolate coffee sauce make for an indulgent and decadent treat that can be served on its own or accompanied by other sweet treats.

To enhance the flavors of this dessert, I recommend pairing it with a glass of spiced red wine, such as Pinot Noir or Syrah. The hints of allspice and cardamom in the wine complement the flavors of the pears and chocolate perfectly, making for a truly delightful pairing.

If you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, pairing this dessert with vanilla ice cream or a scoop of coffee ice cream will create a belle helene-inspired dish. For those who prefer a lighter option, roasted pears with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon is an excellent choice.

Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce can also be served at dinner parties or special occasions. For an elevated experience, serve the poached pears on top of a slice of cake or alongside a red wine poached pear. This combination adds depth and complexity to an already luxurious dessert.

Whether you’re enjoying this dessert on its own or pairing it with other sweet treats, Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce is sure to impress any foodie. With its unique blend of fruity sweetness and deep chocolate coffee flavor, this delectable dessert is perfect for any occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This recipe is easy enough for a beginner but sophisticated enough for a gourmet.
This recipe is easy enough for a beginner but sophisticated enough for a gourmet.

You can prepare the Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce recipe ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for a couple of days without losing any of its flavors. In fact, I recommend making this dessert in advance as it allows the flavors and spices to infuse into the pears.

To store the poached pears, simply transfer them along with the coffee chocolate sauce into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days. Before serving, reheat them gently over low heat on a stove or microwave.

If you intend to make the dish more than three days in advance, I recommend storing each component separately. Keep the poached pears covered in their cooking liquid while refrigerating them separately from the chocolate coffee sauce. Store the latter in an airtight container and reheat it over low heat before serving.

When reheating, be careful not to let the pears boil as they will become softer in texture. Instead, gently simmer them in their juices until they are heated through. This maintains their natural sweet flavor and firm texture.

When ready to serve, you can garnish the dish with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or spiced red wine-pears. It’s important that when serving chilled, you leave the sauce at room temperature to warm up as this will guarantee that the chocolate coffee sauce is pourable consistency.

With these tips and tricks, you are now guaranteed an effortless coffee pear dessert recipe that can wow your guests at any time without sacrificing on texture or flavor!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The best part about this dessert? It’s absolutely delicious and easy to make!
The best part about this dessert? It’s absolutely delicious and easy to make!

Now that you have the recipe for coffee pears with chocolate sauce, let me give you some tips to make sure your results are perfect.

The first tip is to use ripe but firm pears. This will ensure that they hold their shape while poaching and won’t become overly soft or mushy. I recommend using Calavera pears as they are the perfect size and shape for this recipe.

When making the chocolate sauce, be sure to use good quality dark chocolate. The higher the cocoa percentage, the deeper and richer the flavor of the sauce will be. Use a low heat when melting the chocolate to avoid burning it or causing it to seize.

To give your coffee sauce a richer flavor, use freshly brewed coffee instead of instant coffee. If you prefer to use instant coffee, dissolve it in boiling water to ensure it fully dissolves and doesn’t leave any grainy texture in your sauce.

For a spicier flavor, try adding a pinch of allspice or cardamom to your poaching liquid when cooking the pears. This will add a warm and aromatic note to your dish.

If you want to make this dessert ahead of time, store the poached pears and chocolate sauce separately in their own containers in the fridge. Reheat the sauce before serving and gently warm up the poached pears in their liquid on low heat.

Lastly, for an extra indulgent dessert, serve your coffee pears with vanilla ice cream or Belle Helene style with whipped cream and sliced almonds on top. A glass of spiced red wine would also pair perfectly with this delicious dessert.

With these tips in mind, you’re sure to make a decadent and unforgettable coffee pear dessert that will leave your guests asking for seconds.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce Recipe is the perfect dessert to have after dinner or to serve at any special occasion. This dessert recipe is easy to make and contains some of the most delicious ingredients like pears, chocolate, and coffee.

With this recipe, you can unleash your creativity by making substitutions and variations according to your taste. You can serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or add spiced red wine for more depth of flavor. You can even try using organic pears or cardamom-scented pears for a different twist.

By combining the sweetness of pears with the bitterness of dark chocolate and the aroma of coffee, this recipe has created a taste sensation that is sure to impress. So whether you are a coffee lover, a chocolate lover or just love sweet desserts, this recipe has something for everyone.

So next time you want to impress your guests with a mouth-watering dessert, try this recipe and see for yourself how delightful it can be. Trust me; this Coffee Pears with Chocolate Sauce Recipe will leave everyone asking for seconds!

Coffee Pears With Chocolate Sauce

Coffee Pears With Chocolate Sauce Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Calories 530.9 kcal


  • 1 kg pear
  • 1/4 cup Splenda sugar substitute
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 210 g dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup double cream
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water


  • PEEL and core pears; cut in half.
  • NOTE: Can used drained canned pears too! :).
  • Will reduce cooking time in half! :).
  • Place in an casserole dish.
  • Heat oven to 180°C.
  • In saucepan, add water, Splenda, and 2 tablespoons coffee; STIR until all is dissolved.
  • Simmer for 5 - 7 minutes.
  • POUR mixture over pears.
  • BAKE about 40 minutes.
  • Remove pears and place covered on a warm plate while making sauce; RESERVE SAUCE.
  • In saucepan, ADD above sauce; bring to a boil; simmer for 7 - 10 minutes.
  • On LOW heat, add chocolate, 2 teaspoons coffee that has been dissolved in 1 tablespoon BOILING water and cream; STIR until smooth.
  • DRIZZLE sauce over pears.
  • If doing for entertaining, can garnish it with two mint leaves.
  • ENJOY!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 287gCalories: 530.9kcalCarbohydrates: 59.5gProtein: 8.6gFat: 38.8gSaturated Fat: 23.9gCholesterol: 40.8mgSodium: 30.1mgFiber: 16.5gSugar: 28g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, Easy, Fruit, Low Protein
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