Spiced poached pears with hot chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream

Ingredients

Fruit & Vegetables

  • 4 conference pears
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Beverages

  • 600ml of dessert wine
  • 200ml of orange juice
  • 375ml of water

Store Cupboard

  • 250g of caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • caster sugar for dusting
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 25g of cocoa powder
  • 50g of dark chocolate

Spices & Dried Herbs

  • 2 star anise

Dairy

  • 1 tub of vanilla ice cream