Looking for an elegant and easy dessert recipe? Simply cook pears in sugar and butter in sauté pan until golden brown, garnish with a little orange juice and zest, and serve over chocolate ice cream. The pièce de résistance? A decadent drizzle of high quality extra virgin olive oil!
Caramelized Pears With Chocolate Ice Cream And Olive Oil
Courtesy of Cat Cora’s Kitchen by Gaea
1 pound semi-sweet chocolate ice cream
For the pears
2 3/4 Tbsp. butter
4 Tbsp. brown sugar
8 pears, peeled and cut in half, seeds removed
Juice and zest of 1 orange
4 Tbsp. Cat Cora's Kitchen DOP Kalamata (Sitia) extra virgin olive oil
Place shallow pan over heat and add butter and sugar. Stirring constantly over low flame, allow mixture to caramelize. Add pears and turning over frequently and cook them for about 10 minutes or until they caramelize. Add orange zest and juice and remove pan from heat. To serve: place a large scoop of chocolate ice cream in each bowl and arrange 2 pears around it together with the pan liquid. Sprinkle with black pepper and drizzle pears with 1 Tbsp. of olive oil.