Poached Pears with Cardamom White Chocolate Sauce

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>> Desserts and Sweet Treats, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

Poached pears yield a texture similar to that of custard-except without the copious amounts of egg yolks and cream.  The white chocolate accented with the cardamom pairs well with the pears here by adding just the right amount of exotic richness.  Make sure to purchase a good quality white chocolate that uses real cocoa butter and is sweetened with raw unrefined cane sugar.


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted organic butter
  • 6 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 6 Bosc pears, peeled and cored
  • 7 ounces white chocolate
  • 1/3 cup soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. Heat butter.  Add cardamom and cook for 10 seconds until fragrant.  Fill with water to top.  Slowly add in pears.  Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 30 minutes or until pears are fork tender.  Let cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, heat together white chocolate and soy milk in double boiler until melted.  Whisk in cardamom powder off heat.  Pour over poached pears and enjoy!
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