This quick pear and chocolate crumble counts among my all-time favorite desserts. With just a handful of basic ingredients, the recipe comes together beautifully every single time.
- 6–8 firm pears, peeled, cored and diced
- ½ lemon, juice
- 3.5 ounces (100g) dark baking chocolate, chopped
- 1 ¼ cup (150g) all-purpose flour
- ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup (80g) salted butter, cold and diced*
- Add-ons of your choice**
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a shallow dish with butter.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together the pears with lemon juice to prevent from browning. Pour into the prepared baking dish, sprinkle the chocolate over and set aside.
- In another mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour and sugar, then use your finger tips to pinch the butter and incorporate with the dry ingredients. Keep pinching and tossing together with your hands until evenly combined. You will be left with many pea sized pieces of butter mixed in with the oat mixture, resulting in a crumbly texture.
- Sprinkle over the pears and bake for 35-40 minutes or until slightly golden-brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
* You can also use unsalted butter if you wish. If doing so, add a pinch of salt to the dry ingredients.
** Once you master this recipe, feel free to use half dark chocolate half white chocolate. You can also add a pinch of ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice to the flour mixture, or even combine with a few chopped almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts or pecans. Occasionally, I also crush a few gingersnap cookies and mix them with the crumble dough.
Keywords: Pear, chocolate, crumble