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Chocolate Pear Pudding (Nigella Lawson’s no-fuss recipe)

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Having cooked the poached pear in red wine, I still got several beautiful pears in my fridge. While wondering how I could use up the in-season lovely pears, Nigella Lawson’s cooking show of making chocolate pear pudding came just in time. She always shows cooking delicious dishes without any fuss or pressure. Take a look at the recipe below, you'd see how easy to make the dessert. This luscious chocolate pudding became a perfect ending to our dinner last week.

Chocolate Pear Pudding, adapted from:Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Pear Pudding (Printable recipe)

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Serves 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 x 415g cans pear halves in juice
  • 125g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 150g soft butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Chocolate Pear Pudding Procedures

Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6 and grease a 22cm square ovenproof dish with butter.
  2. Drain the pears and arrange them on the base of the dish.
  3. Put all the remaining ingredients in a food processor and blitz until you have a batter with a soft dropping consistency.
  4. Spread the brown batter over the pears, and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  5. Let stand out of the oven for 5 or 10 minutes and then cut into slabs - I cut 2 down and 2 across to make 9 slices - and serve with chocolate sauce.

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Notes:
  • The original recipe calls for canned pears so that it can be made throughout the year whenever you crave for. 
  • For making use of my stock of fresh pears, I cooked 2 pears with 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of freshly grated lemon juice. The amount of sugar used depends on how sweet the pears you get and your preference.

19 comments :

  1. Gorgeous!! Especially the last photo. Wish I could have some!

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  2. this is perfect! i have some pears in my fridge as well.. i cannot wait to try this out. thank you for sharing this post.

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  3. Though I don't usually deal with flour and baking, it really looks easy!

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  4. Super delicious! The pairing of chocolate and pears sounds incredible!

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  5. Yes, I know these pears are good, but it seems that they are less found here than before : (.

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  6. Yea, I saw the choc-pear pudding on her show too! I remember that! Yours looks just as good as hers!

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  7. Seems like everyone is on the chocolate pudding wagon... I must do somethin about it.

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  8. Chocolate and pears are such a winning combination and this sounds incredible. I think your fresh pear version is much better than tinned pears. Yummo!

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  9. So yummy! Love the last photo with chocolate melting all over it! I can *almost* taste it :)

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  10. oh I saw this on tv the other day and wrote it down too!

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  11. Chocolate and almost any fruit go so well together this looks delightful

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  12. This looks really yummy.. love the combo!

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  13. Love Nigella's recipes. Always delicious but simple! Beautiful clicks, Christine.

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  14. Haha I am watching Nigella now. Coming back to your chocolate pear pudding, it looks yummilicious!

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  15. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at foodepix.com.

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  16. Hi Christine Ho 🌹 dear
    thanks for ur recipe&Nigella Lawson's recipe.
    I made & baked & got gorgeous chocolaty & yummy &delicious results.
    Every one & I love it.😍. It was 2 good.

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    1. Great ! Glad that you made this dish and liked it.

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  17. Hi Christine. Your photos are lovely. If I may, I think you've just a bit overcooked the pudding. Nice though.

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    1. Really? Just wanted to make sure the pears were not too watery.

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