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Chocolate And Pear Tiramisu

Chocolate And Pear Tiramisu

Rich, decadent chocolate tiramisu layered with poached pears. Delicious. For a quick tip, use canned pears.


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 6 tblsp caster sugar
  • 150 grams dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups mascarpone
  • 250 gram packet sponge finger biscuits
  • 3 poached pears, thickly sliced
  • 1 cup strong black coffee


  1. In a bowl beat together the egg yolks, caster sugar, cooled melted chocolate and mascarpone. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Line a 6-cup-capacity loaf tin with baking paper or plastic wrap. Dip the sponge finger biscuits in the dark coffee quickly and place a single layer over the base of the loaf tin.
  3. Spread over a thin layer of chocolate mascarpone and then a layer of pears. Cover with a layer of chocolate mascaprone. Repeat the layers finishing with a single layer of sponge finger biscuits. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  4. Turn upside down onto a long serving platter and sift over a thin covering of icing sugar or cocoa and decorate with grated chocolate before slicing thickly to serve with coffee.

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