Pear and Chocolate Crumble


Pear and Chocolate Crumble

I love a good crumble, but it’s even better when there’s chocolate involved. My pear and chocolate crumble is the ultimate comforting dessert that never fails to satisfy my sweet tooth!

The apple and pear are spiced with cinnamon which helps to regulate blood sugar. Adding chocolate to the fruity mixture adds another level of dreaminess and compliments the nutty crumble perfectly.

Serves 6 Ready in 45 minutes Good For ,


Preheat the oven to 180°c/350°F/Gas mark 4.

Put the apple, pear, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange juice and zest in a saucepan. Heat over a medium heat for 5–8 minutes, or until the apples and pears have softened and the liquid has reduced.

Pulse the wholemeal/spelt flour, oats, coconut oil/butter and coconut sugar together in a food processor to form a crumble. Place the apple and pear mixture into a pie tin with tall sides. Break up the chocolate and place evenly into the mixture. Top with the crumble mixture and scatter over the chopped hazelnuts.

Bake for 25–30 minutes, until the top is slightly golden and the fruit is bubbling.


  • Kat Warrington

    This looks sooo yummy i’m going to make this tonight for a birthday! Would you strictly use dark chocolate? Or could you use milk chocolate as well? My family unlike my self have a pretty sweet tooth x

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hi babe, you could use whichever you like xx

  • Marcella Kicks-Harrison

    Hi. This looks amazing. Would I be able to use buckwheat flour instead of spelt? Thanks :)

    • Madeleine Shaw

      HI babe, I don’t see why not xx

  • Millie

    Yum! Making this for mothers day lunch tomorrow, Do you think it would be okay to prep and build today ready to just pop it in the oven tomorrow or would it be better to make it all tomorrow morning? Nobody likes a soggy crumble! :)

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hi babe, yes absolutely xx

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hi babe, you could prep the fruit and crumble the day before and put together and bake on the day you want it. I agree, no one likes soggy crumble xx

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