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Chocolate Tea Poached Pears

  • Total: Prep time 10 mins | Cook time 40 mins
  • Serves: 2


  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • 2-3 chocolate-flavoured tea bags
  • ¼ cup honey (or any natural sweetener of your choice)
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled
  • 3 – 3½ cups Cocobella Straight Up coconut water
  • ¾ cup chocolate sauce
  • 150ml almond milk
  • 150g dark cooking chocolate


  1. Pour 1½ cups boiling water into a large pot and place tea bags in to steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags, squeezing them to release extra liquid.
  3. Stir in honey.
  4. Add pears, pour coconut water over pears to barely cover. Bring to a boil.
  5. Once boiling, turn heat down and bring water to a simmer.
  6. Poach pears, covered, for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  7. Meanwhile, begin chocolate sauce.
  8. In a double boiler over medium heat, melt together milk and chocolate until smooth and shiny.
  9. Pour into serving jug, set aside.
  10. Once pears are tender, remove them with a slotted spoon.
  11. Place them in serving bowls.
  12. Drizzle a little of the poaching liquid over pears.
  13. Pour chocolate sauce over pears and serve immediately.

You can store unserved poached pears in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 2 days.

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