Swiss Pears

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by mandabears

Elegant and easy. I got this out of one of my community cookbooks, but it tastes like something a restaurant in Atlantic City New Jersey used to make. I think the restaurant is now closed.

Top Review by Bobtail

This is quite simply an impressive dish, but so easy to prepare! I agree with the previous reviewer, either prepare 1/2 the cream mixture and chocolate or double the recipe! I did use pears in light syrup, but would recommend using ones in heavy syrup as instructed in the recipe, so you will have more pear flavor. I think I let my chocolate sauce cool a bit too much as I could not get it to drizzle like I wanted, it just "dotted" on the pears. I topped mine with a cherry, just for color. DH and I really loved this. I cannot wait to prepare it for company. I felt so elegant serving this (LOL)! Thanks Mandabears!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup whipping cream, well chilled
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (29 ounce) can pears in heavy syrup, drained, reserve 2 1/2 ounces of syrup
  • 4 ounces German cooking chocolate


  1. Whip cream until thick, add sugar and continue to whip until thick.
  2. Drain pears well.
  3. Melt chocolate with reserved syrup.
  4. Put pears in a large bowl, a glass bowl makes a nice presentation.
  5. Cover pears with whipped cream.
  6. Cool chocolate mixture, then pour or spoon chocolate carefully over whipped cream.
  7. Chill well.

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