Pear & chocolate pudding

A comforting and seasonal pudding for autumn, perfect with a spot of vanilla ice cream

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 557
  • fat 25g
  • saturates 15g
  • carbs 83g
  • sugars 65g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.6g


  • 100g dried breadcrumbs
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 100g demerara sugar
  • 85g butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into chunks


Making your own dried breadcrumbs
To make your own dried breadcrumbs, break a few slices of crustless white bread into pieces and dry on a baking sheet in a moderate oven. Blitz until fine.


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Mix the crumbs, chocolate and sugar. Melt the butter with the maple syrup, then stir into the dry ingredients.

  2. Put the chopped pears in a 1-litre shallow ovenproof dish. Spoon over the chocolate mixture, then roughly spread to cover the pears. Bake for 25-30 mins. Cool for 10 mins, then serve on its own or with vanilla ice cream or yogurt.

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