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.
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.