Pears with Chocolate Crumble

Pears with Chocolate Crumble

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To serve – 4

Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 8 minutes

Also works wonderfully with apples.


50 g/2 oz light muscovado sugar 150 ml/ ¼ pint water 25 g/1 oz raisins ½ tsp ground cinnamon 4 ripe desert pears, peeled, halved and cored 40 g/1 ½ oz unsalted butter 50 g/2 oz porridge oats 25 g/1 oz hazelnuts, roughly chopped 50 g/2 oz plain chocolate or milk chocolate, chopped Lightly whipped cream or Greek yoghurt to serve


  1. Place half of the sugar in a frying pan or wide sauté pan with the measurement of water, raisins and cinnamon. Bring just to the boil, add the pears and simmer gently, uncovered for about 5 minutes until the pears are slightly softened.
  2. Melt the butter in a separate frying pan or saucepan. Add the porridge oats and fry gently for 2 minutes. Stir in the remaining sugar and cook over a gentle heat until golden.
  3. Spoon the pears onto serving plates. Stir the hazelnuts and chocolate into the oats mixture. Once the chocolate starts to melt, spoon over the pears.
  4. Serve topped with whipped cream or Greek yoghurt if liked.

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