Poires Belle Hélène is a French dessert consisting of pears poached in sugar syrup, served with melted chocolate. It was created by French chef Auguste Escoffier in the 19th century, and named after the operetta La Belle Hélène by Offenbach. Poires Belle Hélène is a simple, yet refined dessert. Often served with vanilla ice cream, enhancing the cold-warm contrast even further, it is a delicious dessert that is sure to impress your guests, and yet, it is very easy to make.
Poires Belle-Hélène Recipe
Recipe in French here. (Please note, I made some changes to it.)