Pears are widely consumed for their many health benefits. In fact, they are rich in fiber, antioxidants, potassium, electrolytes, copper, magnesium, and they are a low-glycemic fruit. The beauty of this recipe is that you don’t cook the pears, so the nutrients are unaltered. Dip the pears in the melted chocolate or drizzle it over the top and coat them with the chopped almonds. This combination of ingredients creates for the perfect sweet and slightly salty bite.
- 6 red Bartlett pears, rinsed
- 8 oz 70% dark chocolate
- 1 c almonds, roughly chopped
- Rinse the pears and pat them dry. You do not want them to be wet when you coat them in chocolate.
- To melt the chocolate, pour an inch or so of water into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the water is bubbling, reduce the heat to low.
- Place a heat-safe bowl on top of the saucepan and put the dark chocolate in the bowl. You have to keep an eye on it because you do not want it to burn.
- Once you see that the chocolate has begun to melt, begin whisking it to create an even melt. After it is completely melted. Turn the heat off and get ready to dip your pears.
- Add the almonds to a small bowl because you are going to dip your pears in the almonds once they are chocolate coated.
- Holding the stems of the pears, dip them in the melted chocolate and then into the bowl of almonds. Set the pears on a plate lined with parchment paper to avoid sticking.
- Once you have dipped all the pears, place the pears in the fridge so the chocolate can harden. All you have to do next is enjoy!