Chocolate sundaes with pear & Christmas pud

Chocolate sundaes with pear & Christmas pud

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  • Easy
  • Makes 4

Use up leftover Christmas pudding or cake with these decadent, boozy sundaes, drizzled with a chocolate orange sauce and finished with toasted chopped hazelnuts

  • Easily doubled
Nutrition: per sundae


  • 85g leftover Christmas pudding or Christmas cake, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp brandy or orange liqueur (or use the juice from the pears)
  • 410g can pear quarters, in juice
  • 8 scoops of ice creams (we used stem ginger ice cream)
  • 25g toasted chopped hazelnuts

For the chocolate orange sauce


  • STEP 1

    First, make some shavings from the bar of chocolate by dragging a large knife over the surface. You only need a little – enough to top the sundaes. Set the shavings aside and break the remaining chocolate into a saucepan. Add the remaining sauce ingredients and heat gently, stirring, until the chocolate melts and you have a smooth glossy sauce.

  • STEP 2

    Crumble the cake or pudding into sundae glasses and drizzle over the alcohol or pear juice. Top with the pear quarters and ice cream. Drizzle over the chocolate sauce and top with the hazelnuts and chocolate shavings.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2015

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