Poire Belle Hélène
A recipe from cooking-ez.com
67K4.8 November 22th 2023
For 4 people, you will need:
Step by step recipe
- 1: Drain 4 Poached pears and slice them.
- 2: Put 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream into each dish.
- 3: Arrange a sliced pear on top.
- 4: Pour the hot chocolate sauce over and serve immediately.
You can scatter a few toasted flaked almonds
over the chocolate if you like, but this is not essential.
Many recipes leave the pears whole with the stalk still on. This is certainly more attractive, but less enjoyable to eat. That is why the pears are sliced in this version.
The recipe was invented by Auguste Escoffier in the nineteenth century in honour of the eponymous musical work by Jacques Offenbach.
December 8th 2023.