Chocolate-Filled Pear Pouches Are The Fall Dessert You Didn’t Know You Needed

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‘Tis the season for all the sweet treats! These chocolate pear pouches are about to be your new favorite fall dessert, and since the main ingredient is pear, it’s pretty much healthy, right? Right??

Chocolate Pear Pouch Recipe:


Ingredients:

  • 2 Bosc pears
  • 1 cup port or red wine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. dried cherries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 oz. semisweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted
  • Salt
  • 3 sheets frozen Phyllo dough

Directions:

Wash and peel the pears and core them from the bottom using a melon baller or a paring knife. In a saucepan, combine wine, 3 cups of water, sugar, dried cherries, the cinnamon stick and cardamom pods. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir until the sugar is dissolved, then reduce the heat to medium and add the pears. Poach them until they’re tender (about 10 minutes), then remove them from the heat and let them cool in the liquid.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and mix the chocolate, walnuts, 1 tablespoon of melted butter, sugar and salt in a bowl. Remove the pears from the liquid and stuff them with the chocolate mixture. Simmer the liquid until it becomes syrupy, about 25 minutes. Lay out a sheet of phyllo and brush it with melted butter and sprinkle it with sugar. Repeat this twice more until you have 3 layers of dough. Cut the sheets in half and spoon the remaining chocolate mixture onto the center and place the pears on top, stem side up. Pul up the corners of the phyllo and twist them at the stem, then brush them with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes, and serve with the syrup mixture on top!

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