Cinnamon Poached Pears with Dairy-free Chocolate Sauce
Servings Prep Time
6pears 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6pears 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 1 lemoncut in half
  • 3cups Water
  • 2cups wine
  • 2cups pure cane sugar
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 Bartlett pearsripe, but still firm
Chocolate Sauce
  • 9ounces bittersweet chocolatecut in 1/2-inch pieces (72% dark was used in the creation of this recipe)
  • 1/2cup coconut milk
  • 1/4cup coconut oil
  • 2tablespoons maple syrup
  1. Put the water, wine, sugar, and cinnamon sticks in the Instant Pot.
  2. Press Sauté Function and bring liquid to a simmer, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Lower the heat so the liquid stays hot until the pears are peeled and ready.
  3. Peel the pears, keeping them whole, with the stems intact. Rub them immediately with the cut lemon to keep from turning brown. Squeeze the remaining lemon juice into the wine/sugar syrup and drop the juiced lemon into the syrup.
  4. Slip the pears into the hot syrup and lock the lid. Select Manual, adjust to high pressure and set the timer for 3 minutes.
  5. When the time is up, press Cancel and quick release the pressure by twisting the steam release to Venting position. Open the Instant Pot cautiously.
  6. Carefully remove the pears with a slotted spoon and let cool. When the syrup has cooled a bit, pour it over the pears.
  7. Transfer the pears and syrup, including the cinnamon sticks, to a bowl. Cover the pears with a parchment paper circle and the plate weight, to keep them fully submerged until you are ready to serve. the pears can be served warm, cold or at room temperature.
Make the Chocolate Sauce
  1. Place the chocolate in a bowl. In a small saucepan, over medium flame,
  2. Heat the coconut milk, coconut oil, and maple syrup just to the boil.
  3. Pour over chocolate and let sit a minute. Whisk until smooth. Serve very warm.
  1. Slice a little piece off the bottom of each pear and so they will stand up.
  2. Place each pear on a plate and pour the warm chocolate sauce over. Enjoy!