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    Pear And Chocolate Crumble

    This pudding is perfect for two sittings. Serve half to the children warm with vanilla ice cream, then divide the rest between small bowls. Leave to cool, then chill and serve with extra thick cream.

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 50 minutes 50 minutes

    Serves: 8

    Ingredients

    • 8 pears, peeled, cored and cubed
    • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
    • 50g golden caster sugar
    • 100g Waitrose Swiss Plain Chocolate with Ginger, roughly chopped
    • For the crumble
    • 175g butter, chilled and diced
    • 200g plain flour
    • 50g Waitrose Roasted Chopped Hazelnuts
    • 50g Waitrose Porridge Oats
    • 125g demerara sugar

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Place the pears, lemon zest and juice, sugar, and 50ml of water in a large pan and heat gently for 10 minutes or so until the pears are tender.
    2. Meanwhile, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir through the hazelnuts, oats and sugar.
    3. Spoon the pear with a little juice into an ovenproof dish. Scatter over the chocolate, then the crumble mixture, and place on a baking sheet.
    4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden. Meanwhile, return the remaining pear juice to the heat, bring to the boil and reduce by half. Serve the crumble warm with ice cream, or chill and serve with extra thick cream and the reduced pear juice.

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    Cook's tips

    Try swapping the oats for crushed crunchy biscuits such as Waitrose Ginger Nuts.

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