Pear and chocolate crumble

There isn’t a lot of story attached to this, I’m afraid. After reading this post on La Tartine Gourmande, I thought I’d give it a go myself. Crumbles are so easy to make and are a good winter warmer dessert. This is my own version of it, with the added spice of ginger thrown in. Chopped hazelnuts or pistachios would also make a great addition to the crumble. Enjoy!

Pear and chocolate crumble

Makes 6 individual servings

4 Conference pears, halved and sliced lengthwise

2 tbsps brown sugar

1tsp ground ginger

Crumble

75g self-raising flour

2 tbsps rolled oats

2 tbsps brown sugar

30g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

Pinch of salt

50g cold butter, cubed

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  2. Mix the pears with the sugar and ground ginger and layer into small ramekins or one large dish.
  3. For the crumble mixture, mix all the ingredients except the chocolate together and work the mixture with your fingers until it resembles wet sand. Stir in the chocolate at the end.
  4. Top the pears with the crumble mixture and bake in the oven for 35-40 mins or until the little ramekins are bubbling and the crumble is a golden brown.

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