Chocolate Covered Pears

These chocolate covered pears make lovely homemade gifts for Christmas or any other special occasion. They’re delicious and so easy to make.

Giving them as gifts

To give these pears as a gift, place one in a cellophane gift bag, then add a pretty ribbon and label tag. And if you’re looking for more recipes for simple homemade edible gifts, try these chocolate covered grapes. They’re sweet, juicy, and delicious.

Three chocolate covered pears crusted with chopped pistachios.

Key ingredients

I like to use Bartlett pears when making these chocolate dipped pears but any type will work. Just be sure they’re not overly ripe or mushy.

I prefer to use dark chocolate when making these chocolate pears but you can substitute any type of chocolate you like.

I used pistachios as a topping for these pears, but you can substitute any type of finely chopped nut or seed you prefer. Macadamia nuts, walnuts, or pecans would be delicious alternatives.

How to make them

These chocolate pears are so easy to make. Start by washing and drying the pears. Then remove a slice from the bottom of the pears so they stand up straight when placed on a flat surface.

Three fresh pears on a white plate.

Next you’ll add the chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the chocolate has melted, then immediately remove the pot from the heat. Transfer the chocolate to a small bowl.

Melted warm dark chocolate in a bowl.

Dip one of the pears in the melted chocolate so that approximately two thirds of the pear is coated in chocolate. Immediately sprinkle on some finely chopped pistachios (but don’t sprinkle any on the flat bottom of the pear), then place the pear, standing upright, on a large plate or sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

A chocolate dipped pear on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Repeat this process with the rest of the pears.

Five chocolate coated pears on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Place the plate of chocolate pears in the fridge to harden for at least one hour before serving or packaging them in gift bags.

Three pistachio crusted chocolate pears against a white background.

Storage

Store these chocolate covered pears in an airtight container or cellophane gift bags in the fridge for up to three days.

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Three chocolate covered pears crusted with chopped pistachios.
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Chocolate Covered Pears

These chocolate covered pears make great gifts for Christmas or any other special occasion. They're delicious and so easy to make.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 421.7kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh pears
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped dark chocolate (or substitute any type of chocolate you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios (or substitute any type of nut or seed you prefer)

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the pears.
  • Remove a small slice from the bottom of the pears so they stand up straight when placed on a flat surface.
  • Add the chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the chocolate has melted, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.
  • Transfer the chocolate to a small bowl.
  • Dip one of the pears in the melted chocolate so that approximately two thirds of the pear is coated in chocolate.
  • Immediately sprinkle on some finely chopped pistachios (but don’t sprinkle any on the flat bottom of the pear), then place the pear, standing upright, on a large plate or sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Repeat steps 5-6 with the rest of the pears.
  • Place the plate of chocolate pears in the fridge to harden for at least one hour before serving or packaging them in gift bags.

Notes

  • Store these pears in an airtight container or cellophane gift bags in the fridge for up to three days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Pear | Calories: 421.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6.2g | Fat: 23.6g | Saturated Fat: 11.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.3g | Cholesterol: 1.3mg | Sodium: 11.1mg | Potassium: 622.8mg | Fiber: 11.3g | Sugar: 28.6g | Vitamin A: 88.1IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 58.9mg | Iron: 5.9mg
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