Main content

Chocolate and Fresh Pear Pudding

The gorgeous pudding is the perfect winter treat.


  • 5x small pears

  • (total weight 440 g)

  • 375ml verjuice 1/4 cup

  • 55g castor sugar

  • 300g dark chocolate 70% cocoa

  • 250g unsalted butter

  • 4x free range eggs

  • 2x free range egg yolks

  • 200g brown sugar

  • 60g plain flour, sifted

  • 40g dutch cocoa sifted (unsweetened)


  • 1.

    Pre-heat a fan forced oven to 160°C.

  • 2.

    Cut peeled pears into wedges (sixths). Cut out the core.

  • 3.

    Over medium heat place the pear into a medium size pot. Add Verjuice and sugar and simmer 10 minutes, or until the pears are cooked.

  • 4.

    Remove from heat and remove the pears from the syrup. Cool, then cut each piece in half.

  • 5.

    Melt chocolate and butter over a low heat in a bowl on top of a small pot (the chocolate mustn’t come into contact with steam). Blend the chocolate and butter and cool.

  • 6.

    Beat eggs, egg yolks and sugar in an electric mixer until thick and pale.

  • 7.

    Stir in the chocolate mixture, then fold in flour and cocoa.

  • 8.

    Place the pears in a large greased baking dish (20 cm x 9.5 cm). Pour in the chocolate mixture and place on a baking tray.

  • 9.

    Bake for approx.. 1 hour to 1½ hours until pudding comes away from the sides and the centre should be a little gooey.

  • 10.

    Serve warm dusted with cocoa and crème fraiche.

» Metric Converter


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings