The Moodie Foodie: Chocolate & Pear Pudding

Recipe, photography and nutritional analysis by The Moodie Foodie

The combination of pears and chocolate is just too good, don’t you think? Put them both in a warm pudding and you’re onto a winner. As far as puddings go, this one is pretty darn healthy. There’s a little butter but let’s face it, you have to have that for texture and extra yumminess. And you need sugar, otherwise it would taste like brown pear cardboard, and I don’t think anyone needs that, do they? If you needed something a little extra to go with it, try a light cream or custard. Low fat ice-cream would be delish too, but go easy with the size of the scoop!

Chocolate & Pear Pudding

Chocolate & Pear Pudding

SERVES 8  PREPARATION 10 mins  COOKING 30 mins

DOUBLE IT / EAT IT TOMORROW

Equipment

  • chef’s knife
  • chopping board
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • can opener
  • 4 cup-capacity baking dish
  • clectric mixer
  • bowl
  • sieve

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • ⅔ cup (150g) white sugar
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • ¼ cup (25g) good quality cocoa
  • ¾ cup (180ml) low-fat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 825g can pear halves in fruit juice, drained
  • 1 tbsp pure icing sugar

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place butter in a 4 cup-capacity baking dish and pop in oven to melt.
  2. While butter is melting, use an electric mixer to beat sugar, flour, cocoa, milk and vanilla in a bowl for 2-3 mins, until well combined.
  3. Remove dish from oven, cover base with pear and pour over chocolate batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

Nutrition info (per serving):

918 kilojoules, 6g total fat (4g sat fat).

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