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Crunchy Pecan, Pear and Chocolate Crumble

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Cakes and Pies
  • Cuisine: American recipes


Rustic fruity, sweet, and slightly spicy crumble with an extra crunchy taste.


  • 45 large pears
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (90g) brown sugar
  • 1 cup (125g) pecan nuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (45g) almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (40g) hazelnuts, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (75g) gingerbread cookies
  • 1/3 cup (40g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter (120g), at room temperature + 1 Tablespoon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a large ovenproof dish with some butter.
  2. Peel, core and chop the pears.
  3. Combine the pears with the chocolate chips and 1/4 of the brown sugar. Spoon into the baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, roughly chop the pecan nuts, hazelnuts and almonds. Mix the gingerbread in a food processor (or putting them in a hermetic and close plastic bag, using a rolling pin).
  5. Rub together the butter with the flour. Stir in the remaining brown sugar and the gingerbread crumbs, then combine with the nuts.
  6. Spoon this crumbly mixture on top of the chocolate pears in the dish, and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cover with aluminium foil during baking if needed.
  7. Serve warm, lukewarm or cold, with some vanilla ice cream.