Chocolate and Pear Puds
Waitrose and Partners

Chocolate and Pear Puds

Pots of chocolatey goodness with pear chunks, serve warm with ice cream or crème fraîche.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook22 mins
  • Total time32 mins

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  • 50g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  • 125g golden caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 4 tbsp semi skimmed milk
  • 1 Waitrose Perfectly Ripe Williams Pear, peeled, cored and diced
  • 50g soft dark brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. Grease 4 x 200ml ovenproof ramekins or dishes with butter and place them on a baking tray. Sift the flour and half the cocoa into a large bowl. Add the caster sugar and mix.

  2. Whisk the cooled melted butter, egg and milk together in a small bowl. Pour over the flour mixture and whisk together well. Fold in the diced pear and spoon the mixture evenly between the prepared dishes.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining cocoa and the brown sugar together. Sprinkle this over the mixture in each dish. Spoon 2 tbsps of boiling water evenly over each pudding.

  4. Carefully place the tray in the oven and cook for 20–22 minutes, or until a skewer inserted halfway into the puddings comes out clean. Dust with more cocoa powder to serve. Great with crème fraîche or ice cream.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,918kJ/ 456kcals



Saturated Fat












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