Pear, Chocolate and Coconut Crumble

Pear, Chocolate and Coconut Crumble

How do you take one of your five serves of fruit and veges a day and make it unhealthy? Why, by adding butter, chocolate and coconut of course.

Although being ever so slightly health conscious, this little gem recipe does include dark chocolate, turns out perfectly fine when you use light butter and, well, despite all of its saturated fats, coconut is surely another serve of fruit?

All in all, this is a pretty quick and cheap dessert to whip up from scratch and will still impress the extended family when they come over for tea.

Recipe dessert baking

Pear, Chocolate and Coconut Crumble

Serves 6 (or 4 generous serves)


  • 80g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 6 medium-sized William pears
  • 120g butter
  • 3/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 5 tbs dessicated coconut (shredded also works just fine and even adds texture)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

The Cooking Bit

Preheat oven to 175°C.

Peel and core the pears and cut into quarters. Slice each quarter again 3 times so that you have 4 thinner slices of pear from each quarter.

Place thin slices of pear into a microwave-safe bowl and add 2 tablespoons of water. Microwave on high for 5 minutes until pears are tender. Drain pears.

To make the crumble, combine flour, butter, sugar, coconut and cinnamon in a large bowl until it looks surprisingly crumbly.

Place pears into a baking dish and top with chopped chocolate.

dessert baking crumble

Top with crumble mix and pop into the oven for 40 minutes or until the crumble looks nice and toasty..

Enjoy one of your five a day.

Pear chocolate coconut crumble

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