Monday, February 27, 2012 a Roasted Pears with Chocolate & Olive Oil Valentine's Dessert

2 Bartlett Pears, Peeled, Cored, And Halved
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Water
1 Tbsp Melted Unsalted Butter
1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
1 Tbsp Sugar
3/4 Cup Heavy Cream
4 Oz. Bittersweet Chocolate, Chopped
1/2 Oz. Amaretto Liqueur
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a bowl, toss the pears with the lemon juice, water, melted butter, and sugar. Roast them on a baking sheet until soft, about 35 minutes.

Bring the cream to a boil in a saucepan. Then, in a bowl, combine the chocolate, remaining butter, amaretto, and hot cream. 

Let stand for 1 minute and then stir with a spatula until smooth. Serve the roasted pears drizzled with the chocolate sauce and olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt.

The finished sauce.


(I shared with my new roomies)

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