Poires Belle Helene !

Poire belle Hélène, created by Auguste Escoffier (the man behind the delicious Peach Melba) and named after the operetta La belle Helene which premiered in Paris in 1864.

A gorgeous sounding name and a super simple dessert, which can be prepared in advanced and then whipped together in an instant.  Or if you’re like me, plonk all elements in front of your guests and have them serve themselves.  Voila!


The poached pears on their own are refined sugar free, however by adding the chocolate sauce......yep, you know the answer!