Pears in Meringue with Chocolate Sauce

  • Yield : 4 servings
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 30m
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  • 1 tablespoon toasted almonds, finely chopped
  • 1 cup glace fruits (preferably cherries, ginger, apricot, fig, and pineapple), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons rum
  • 3/8 cup water
  • Small piece cinnamon bark
  • 4 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 4 pears, peeled, halved, and cored
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, sifted, plus more to dust
  • 4 squares dark chocolate, chopped


Step 1

Soak almonds, glace fruit, and 1/4 cup rum together overnight.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine water, cinnamon, and jam in a large saucepan. Boil until well incorporated and syrupy. Reduce heat. Add pears and cook gently for 5 minutes. Remove to an ovenproof dish. Fill cavities with crystallized fruit. Reserve pan syrup, discarding cinnamon bark.

Step 3

Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold in confectioners' sugar. Pipe this meringue over pears. Dust with confectioners' sugar and bake for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Stir chocolate pieces into warm syrup and add rum.

Step 5

Serve pears on a heated platter, surrounded with warm chocolate sauce.

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