Chocolate pear crisp

Chocolate pear crisp

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(43 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This delicious pud is lovely and rich, you’d never guess it contains zero saturated fat!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal140
  • fat4g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars25g
  • fibre2g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.03g
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Ingredients

  • 3 ripe pear
    Pear

    Pear

    pair

    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • juice ½ lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 4 tsp Poire William liqueur or cognac (optional)

For the topping

  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 25g ground almond
  • 1 egg white

Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Chop the pears into small pieces and put in a pan with the lemon juice and sugar. Bring to the boil, then cover and cook for 10 mins. Uncover, then cook for 8-10 mins more until the juices thicken up. Spoon into 4 x 150ml ramekins and add a teaspoon of liqueur to each, if using.

  2. For the topping, sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl, then stir in the almonds. Whisk the egg white until stiff, then fold into the dry ingredients. Spoon over the pears and shake the ramekins to level the mixture. Bake for 20-25 mins until the topping is firm to the touch. Serve warm or cold.

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staceyb85
17th Oct, 2011
1.05
Didn't work for me at all I'm afraid, the topping had a nice crust but then was very gooey underneath, it also stuck to your teeth which wasn't very pleasant. The pears mixed with the lemon juice was a horrible combination for me too, definitely wont be trying this again.
wonderwoman27
2nd Oct, 2011
5.05
Brilliant recipe! I left out the almonds as I don't like nuts. Wasn't sure how they'd turn out but they were absolutely delicious - doesn't taste low fat at all! A real treat. Will definitely be making again soon! Only thing I'd say is, possibly increasing the topping ingredients...whisk 2 egg whites and you'll have more topping to cover the ramekins and make them nice and fluffy. :)
rebecca2424
14th Jul, 2011
5.05
Absolutley lovely!
allie80
3rd May, 2011
3.05
The pudding was delicious but the portion sizes were very small and if I made again would probably almost double the quantities as my guests asked if I had made two each (sadly I hadn't!).
kerryjwilson
15th Feb, 2011
1.05
Nowhere near enough egg white in the topping - I just ended up with dense, sticky blobs on the top of the pears. Wish I'd read the comments before I started!! At least it was low fat...
silviak
15th Feb, 2011
4.05
I've made it for Valentine's dinner and it went great. After reading the comments I've made some changes: 2 large pears, 40g muscovado sugar, 25g ground coconut, 2 egg whites, and sliced almonds on top. Baked 5 small ramekins for 20 minutes and had no problem with the consistency of the topping at all.
fruitcake44
6th Feb, 2011
4.05
Made this with pears & blueberries, only made it for 2 so halved everything except the egg white, also reduced the sugar content after reading the other comments. Delicious, especially served with a dollop of low fat chocolate custard!
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Lizan
7th Jan, 2011
really delicious! used tinned pears and might put a bit of juice in topping next time as I also found topping stiff and difficult to spread - tasted great though! like the idea of adding cinnamon...
issydavies
5th Jan, 2011
I found it a little dry, so added another stiff egg white, and it didn't seem enough mixture to cover the fruit. But it was lovely and couldn't believe it was low fat!
tussikind
1st Sep, 2010
5.05
very delicious! and "foolprooved", because my boyfriend made it yesterday evening and it was TASTY! ;D

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