Recipe: Gaea’s Baked Pears with Chocolate Ice Cream and Olive Oil
1 pound semi-sweet chocolate ice cream
2 3/4 tablespoon butter
4 tablespoon brown sugar
8 pears, peeled and cut in half, seeds removed
Juice and zest of 1 orange
4 Tbsp. Gaea Kalamata D.O.P Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Place shallow pan over heat and add butter and sugar. Stirring constantly over low flame, allow mixture to caramelize. Add pears and turning over frequently cook them for about 10 minutes or until they caramelize. Add orange zest and juice and remove pan from heat. Place a large scoop of chocolate ice cream in each bowl, arrange 2 pears around it together with the pan liquid. Sprinkle with black pepper and drizzle pears with 1 Tbsp. of olive oil.
Gaea Kalamata D.O.P Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from the P.D.O. region of KALAMATA in the southwest Peloponnese and has flavor profile that includes an intense aroma of green banana and perennial herbs and a bright, peppery flavor of fresh green olives rich in antioxidants. Gaea products are available through a variety of leading grocery, mass and natural retailers and at www.gaeaus.com (MSRP $12.99).
Thanks to Gaea for sharing the recipe and photo for us to post here.