Pear & Dark Chocolate Oaty Crumble

DessertServes 4-6

Nothing says Autumn quite like a good crumble and this Pear and Dark Chocolate version from the team at Thixendale based Charlie & Ivy is a real crowd pleaser! Using their Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil, pears and chocolate, this simple but delicious pudding is a perfect weekend treat. The recipe has been developed as be part of Charlie & Ivy’s Autumn Feast, an opportunity to get creative in your kitchen with a delicious seasonal menu, recipes and inspiration. Details of the feast and how to get hold of the new feasting box can be found online at


5 large Conference pears,

100g 70% quality dark chocolate, we like Green & Black’s Organic Dark 70%

120ml Cold Pressed Oil

100g porridge oats

175g plain flour

150g caster sugar

100g golden syrup

1tsp ground ginger


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C / 170C Fan / 375F / Gas mark 5.
  2. Peel and core the pears, then cut into chunks and place into a large, oven proof serving dish, and add the squares of chocolate.
  3. Make the crumble topping by mixing all the crumble ingredients together and then place on top of the pears and chocolate.
  4. Cook for 25-30 minutes until the top is crunchy
  5. Serve with lashings of custard or fresh cream