- Place pears, ginger, lime juice and honey in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 12 minutes until pears become soft.
- Using a potato masher or fork, coarsely purée pears. Divide evenly among small individual containers (jars, ramekins, verrines). Refrigerate.
- Using a whisk, combine egg yolks with sugar until mixture becomes pale. Set aside.
- Heat cream and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. When mixture starts to boil, gradually incorporate egg mixture, whipping vigorously.
- Continue cooking, gradually adding chocolate and stirring continuously until thoroughly melted.
- Pour on top of pear mixture in containers.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish each with chocolate shavings.
If your pears are extremely juicy and produce a lot of water during cooking, simply drain them with a sieve before puréeing.
Chocolate with 70% or more cocoa is high in polyphenols, which may be beneficial to heart health. Eat it in moderation, however, given its high calorie content!
Fresh ginger adds an exceptionally fragrant flavour to any dish. To make a well-deserved cup of herbal tea, infuse a few slices of ginger in hot water with honey. Simply delicious!