Chocolate Poached Pear and Beets

By: Rose Marie Jarry, Master Chef at Kronobar

40 minutes, 3 servings, gluten-free, vegan.

Ingredients

  • 3 whole pears
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons organic cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup small diced raw beets
  • ΒΌ cup dark chocolate to melt

Directions

  1. Peel the beets and pears.
  2. Dice the beets into small pieces.
  3. In a not too large saucepan, pour the water and add the beets, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla. Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium heat. When it starts boiling, add the pears to the beet water. Let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Make sure the water covers the pears. This is why we used a smaller sauce pan.
  5. Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate in the top bowl. Keep warm and set aside.
  6. After 30 minutes, remove the pears from the water, drain the leftover of water and keep the beets pieces.
  7. Place the pears on a plate.
  8. Use the diced sweet beets to cover the bottom of the plate, drizzle melted chocolate all over the beets and pear.
  9. Serve warm or cold.
  10. Enjoy!