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Pear, Chocolate and Ginger Crumble

A pear and chocolate crumble with a delicate hit of ginger in the topping which is textured with oats and flaked almonds – true comfort food!
Course Dessert, Pudding
Cuisine British
Keyword avocado ginger cake, Chocolate, pear
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 925 g Ripe pears
  • 30 g Butter unsalted
  • 25 g Caster sugar
  • 25 g Light Muscovado sugar
  • For crumble topping:
  • 25 g Plain flour
  • 25 g Wholemeal flour
  • 50 g Butter
  • 3 tbsp Oats
  • 45 g Demerara sugar
  • 1 tbsp Flaked Almonds or any chopped nuts
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 50 g Dark value chocolate finely chopped
  • 5 g Crystalised ginger 1 nugget, finely chopped


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  • Put butter, granulated and Muscovado sugar in a large non-stick pan over a gentle heat to make a caramel base.
  • Peel, quarter and core the pears adding them to the pan as you prepare them and toss them in the caramel to prevent them browning (enzymic).
  • Allow the pears to soften and go slightly golden, turning from time to time.
  • Put the flour and 50g of butter in a food processor or rub together for form the texture of breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the sugar, oats and almonds.
  • Add 1 tbsp water and shake to form small lumps.
  • Stir in the chopped chocolate and crystalised ginger.
  • Put the caramelised pears into a 1.5lt dish and pour over the crumble topping, spreading it out with a fork, don’t pack it down.
  • Place in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes.
  • Serve with cream or ice cream.