My first food post of the Autumn. Pear & chocolate crumble. You all know by now, I’m all about the comfort foods, especially desserts. And this one is no different. Sweet, ripe pears baked in a brown sugar syrup alongside thick, indulgent chunks of melted chocolate, topped with a golden, buttery crumble and smothered in custard. Yes. Autumn is back, and my comfort food appetite is back with it.
Below you’ll find out exactly how to make it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
6 pears. roughly, less if you have a smaller dish, more if you have a larger one.
100g chocolate chunks.
200g plain flour,
60g + 2 rough teaspoons of soft brown sugar.
Custard or ice cream to serve with.
And here’s what you need to do:
First, we’ll start with the pears. Well actually first i’m going to point out a mistake in my blog post. I knew today’s shoot crumble tasted different to the trial one, I just couldn’t figure out what I had done differently. Turns out I had forgotten to peel the pears. So, if you’re making up this very delicious crumble, first peel your pears.
Next, its time to slice and lay half of your pear slices down into your baking dish. I picked up this very pretty grey one from TKMaxx last week (£4.99)
Then, sprinkle over 1 teaspoon of your soft brown sugar & half of your chocolate chunks (As you can tell, i’ve made my chunks pretty big.)
Now, layer the rest of your pears and the other teaspoon of brown sugar, plus the rest of the chocolate chunks.
Now your crumble, is ready for its crumble topping. If you haven’t made it before, its SO easy. Three ingredients. Flour, butter, sprinkle of sugar. All in a bowl. Use your fingertips to grind the butter and flour together, until it is all combined. You’ll end up with a golden, crumb texture.
Thats really all you have to do to make crumble topping! Anyway, now its made up, its time to pop your oven on (180 fan) before sprinkling your crumble topping all over your pear & chocolate filled dish.
Now, pop it in the oven, middle shelf for approximately 35-40 minutes.
Now simply spoon out (though I would advise waiting ten minutes or so first, the filling will be SO hot!) and serve.
As with most crumbles, I like mine with lashings of custard.
Delicious, on any cold Autumn day. (Just remember to peel your pears.)
The little woman pretends.