Back before I was drawn like a moth to the flame that is London, I was just a small town girl – not living in a lonely world, but working in a theatre.
Obviously this type of work could bring with it amazing, adrenaline rush days where I was dropped into different scenarios with a lot of interesting challenges.
However, what nobody tells you about is the catering. I mean, holy crap, the food cooked up to fuel the artists and crew was just insane. Considering the touring chefs had to set up kitchens in a room resembling a broom cupboard and feed upwards of 40 people 3 meals a day, the food they whipped up was nothing short of miraculous.
One such miracle meal was a chocolate fruit crumble. A crumble…WITH CHOCOLATE. A chocolate pear & pecan crumble to be exact. I love crumbles – I mean, what other food has more comforting winter memories than a home cooked Sunday roast followed up with a helping of crumble and custard?
Sadly I never got the recipe from the chefs so my take on the chocolate crumble is a bit of an experiment from many different recipes I’ve seen over the years. I use pears as they’re the perfect combo with the chocolate and a little different to your usual apple and berry affairs. I also wanted to add a little crunch into the recipe so what better than my current food crush, pecans?
Why not save this recipe for later on Pinterest?
Chocolate Pear & Pecan Crumble
- 4 ripe pears
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 100g caster sugar
- 100g unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 150g plain flour
- 100g pecan nuts, chopped
- 100g dark chocolate chips
- Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
- Peel, core and slice your pears. Put them in a baking dish, drizzle with the honey so they’re coated and bake for 15 minutes.
- Put the dry ingredients and the butter in a bowl and rub together with your fingers until combined and crumbly in texture. Mix in the chopped pecans and chocolate.
- Scatter the crumble topping so it covers the pears evenly.
- Bake for 20-25 mins or until golden and bubbly.
- Serve with cream, vanilla ice cream or my favourite, custard.
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