I’ve made this pudding so many times in the past couple of years since my mum introduced me to the recipe (thank you for enlightening me mother). We’ve eaten it so many times that my mother has since passed away from chronic chocolate pear pudding intoxication (CPPI). This one is for you mum. It’s everything I love in a pudding, warm and squidgy and full of melting chocolate, definitely ‘comfort food.’ It doesn’t look elaborate and that’s only appropriate really, seeing as it’s so easy to make. It’s also so easy to eat the whole thing in one sitting, which I haven’t done yet but it’s on my bucket list.
If you’re not a fan of pears (I know how controversial they have become since The Great Pear War of 1986, and it’s not like prime minister Pear is helping represent them with all those derogatory comments) you can use other fruit e.g. plums or raspberries. This would also be delicious with white chocolate.
- 200g butter
- 300g golden caster sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 75g plain flour
- 50g cocoa powder
- 410g can of halved pears, drained
- 100g plain dark chocolate
- Heat the oven to 190C/270C fan. Grease a shallow 20×30 ovenproof dish. Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave and then stir in the sugar until combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs together and then add this into the butter and sugar mix. Add gradually, beating well with a wooden spoon. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into the mix, continuing to beat with the wooden spoon.
- Once thoroughly combined pour into the prepared dish. Drain the pear halves and then arrange them in the chocolate mix, spacing them evenly. Break the chocolate into squares and then nestle the pieces between the pears.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the top has formed a crust. Don’t cook it for too long as you want it to remain squidgy. Serve with cream or ice-cream, or custard if you know what’s good.
Recipe from BBC Good Food
I’d just like to clarify that my mum didn’t actually die from eating this. I make sure to keep any recipes that have caused deaths off of my blog.