Pear Crumble with Chocolate Chunks and Hazelnuts

An easy to make, delicious combination of fruit, nuts and chocolate. Best served as individual desserts.

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 35 minutes to 40 minutes
Total time : 55 minutes to 1 hour

Serves: 6


1kg (4-5) ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped into 1cm pieces
Grated zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
100g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
50g light brown soft sugar

For the crumble

100g plain flour
50g butter, chilled and diced
50g light brown soft sugar
½ x 100g pack Waitrose Roasted Chopped Hazelnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease 6 x 250ml ovenproof teacups or ramekins. (Don’t use your finest china cups.) In a medium bowl, mix together the pears, brown sugar, lemon zest and juice, and half the chocolate. Divide the mixture between the teacups or ramekins, spooning over any juice.
  2. To make the crumble, place the flour and butter in a medium bowl and, with your fingertips, rub together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, hazelnuts and remaining chocolate.
  3. Spoon the crumble over the pears and press down lightly. Place the crumbles on a baking tray and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve with a spoonful of Waitrose Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream.

Cook’s tips

To make the crumble in a food processor, place all the ingredients – except the chocolate – in the bowl and pulse until just combined. Then stir in the chocolate. Make the crumble topping the day before and placed in the fridge until ready to cook.

Find more inspiration through the Waitrose recipe siteWaitrose logo

You may also like...