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A jam in the rain…

compota de pera e chocolate

Pears and chocolate for two

compota de pera e chocolate

Pear and dark chocolate jam

1 kg pears
625 g sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1 orange
½ cinnammon stick
Zest of ½ orange
250 g dark chocolate, chopped

Cut the pears in thin slices.
Place the pears with the sugar, the juice, the cinnamon and the zest in a pan.
Bring to boil for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
Add the chocolate and combine well until smooth.
Let it cool down and refrigerate overnight covered with wrap film.
Bring to boil again removing the surface foam.
The mixture should cook over low heat for 40 minutes or until it reaches 105ºC.
To test whether the jam is ready, place a cold metal spoon in the mixture and tilt. The jam should form a single stream.
Quickly pour hot mixture into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1 cm headspace; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands. Process jars in boiling-water bath 10 minutes.


6 Responses to “A jam in the rain…”

  1. Koriann em 10 November, 2009

    Looks wonderful! How long does it keep for?

    Also, laranja means orange, yes?

  2. Christiane em 10 November, 2009

    Oh, OH! This looks lovely!

  3. pity em 11 November, 2009

    delicious, and the photos are excellent, as always, well done! cheers from london

  4. Y em 11 November, 2009

    Looks divine. Can’t wait to try this recipe out :)

  5. Fabien em 16 November, 2009

    I fell in love with this recipe the very first time I’ve read it! I just tried it at home and the result was great so thanks a lot for sharing!!!
    I’ll probably post it on my blog too (linking yours of course), maybe this exact recipe or maybe my next try with blueberries or raspberries instead of pears…
    Great! Wonderful! Excellent!
    Thanks again

  6. Trinity em 25 November, 2009

    I cannot thank you enough for bringing such inspiration to my own food preparation. It is such a treat to visit your blog and enjoy such beautiful art. I can’t wait to try this recipe and give to friends and family for the holidays.

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