Pear crumble with chocolate chunks and hazelnuts

Individual desserts with a luscious mix of fruit, chocolate and nuts
Pear crumble with chocolate and hazelnuts
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Pear crumble with chocolate chunks and hazelnuts
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 35-40 minutes
Serves: 6


Ingredients


* 1kg (4-5) ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped into 1cm pieces
* The grated zest and juice of one unwaxed lemon
* 100g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
* 50g light brown soft sugar

For the crumble


* 100g plain flour
* 50g butter, chilled and diced
* 50g light brown soft sugar
* 50g roasted chopped hazelnuts

Method


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease six 250ml ovenproof teacups or ramekins. In a medium bowl, mix together the pears, brown sugar, lemon zest and juice, and half the chocolate. Divide the mixture between the teacups or ramekins, spooning over any juice.

2. To make the crumble, place the flour and butter in a medium bowl and, with your fingertips, rub together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, hazelnuts and remaining chocolate.

3. Spoon the crumble over the pears and press down lightly. Place the crumbles on a baking tray and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream.

Cook's tips


* To make the crumble in a food processor, place all the ingredients - except the chocolate - in the bowl and pulse until just combined. Then stir in the chocolate. Make the crumble topping the day before and placed in the fridge until ready to cook.

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