Chocolate and pear pudding

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Chocolate and pear pudding
Creamy chocolate and crisp pears make up this no fuss pudding.

200g butter, plus extra for greasing

300g golden caster sugar

4 large eggs

75g plain flour

50g cocoa powder

410g can pears halves in juice, drained

100g plain dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)

25g flaked almonds (optional)

Cream or ice cream, to serve

Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375°F / Gas mark 5.

Lightly grease a roughly 20 x 30cm shallow ovenproof dish.

Use a large saucepan and melt the butter.

Remove the butter from the heat and stir in the sugar until well mixed.

Whisk the eggs together then gradually add the eggs to the butter and sugar, beating well using a wooden spoon in between each egg addition.

Sift the flour and cocoa powder on over of the egg mixture, then beat vigorously with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined.

Alternately, you can use an electric mixer or food processor.

Pour into the prepared tin or dish and lay the pears into the chocolate batter.

Put the chocolate on a board and cut into chunky pieces roughly.

Scatter the chocolate pieces over the batter and sprinkle with almonds, if using.  

Bake in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes or until the mixture is crusty on the surface and lightly cooked inside.

Do not overcook to keep the gooey chocolate centre.

Serve warm with cream or ice cream


Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
35 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Chocolate, Fruit, Eggs, Sugar, Nuts

Recipe Type
Dessert, Entertaining

Level of Difficulty


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