Roasted pear with blue cheese and chocolate sauce

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
10 to 30 mins

Serves 2

By Michel Roux Jr.


For the roasted pear

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 pears, such as Comice or Williams, halved and cored
  • 85g/3oz walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 200g/7oz blue cheese, such as Stilton, Roquefort or Dorset blue vinny, diced
  • 1 celery stick, diced and blanched
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the chocolate sauce

  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
  • 100g/3½oz dark chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa solids, broken into pieces