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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Spiced Pears

The recipe is dense with vibrant egg yolks, lightened with meringue, and saturated with bittersweet chocolate. The ginger-and-pepper spiced wine-poached pears that top this cake are fiery orange, tinted with beet, as an ode to the opening night regalia of the turning foliage.

In Step 3, use the largest mixing bowl you have since later on in the recipe you will be folding in a large amount of meringue.
A beet will add fiery color to the pears.
Pears may be prepared up to 3 days in advance and stored in an airtight container, refrigerated.

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