Chocolate Pear Crisp

Chocolate Pear Crisp - This delicious pud is lovely and rich, you’d never guess it contains zero saturated fat!

This delicious pud is lovely and rich, you’d never guess it contains zero saturated fat!

Ingredients

3 ripe pears
juice ½ lemon
1 tbsp light muscovado sugar
4 tsp Poire William liqueur or cognac (optional)
For the topping
50g icing sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
25g ground almonds
1 egg white

Method

Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Chop the pears into small pieces and put in a pan with the lemon juice and sugar. Bring to the boil, then cover and cook for 10 mins. Uncover, then cook for 8-10 mins more until the juices thicken up. Spoon into 4 x 150ml ramekins and add a teaspoon of liqueur to each, if using.
For the topping, sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl, then stir in the almonds. Whisk the egg white until stiff, then fold into the dry ingredients. Spoon over the pears and shake the ramekins to level the mixture. Bake for 20-25 mins until the topping is firm to the touch. Serve warm or cold.

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