Last Sunday was wet and windy. Autumnal comfort food was in order and I found I had both ripe pears and figs that needed using up. I’ve always loved the combination of pears and chocolate and have been salivating over chocolate pear crumble recipes for years, but have never got around to making one. So I thought I’d take it up a notch and chuck in the figs too. For the crumble topping, I’ve become a complete covert to a recipe from @deliciouslyella, so went with a slight adaptation of that. The nutty oaty crunch perfectly offsets the sweet soft pears, and it’s a dairy and refined sugar free recipe that can also be gluten free if you use gluten free oats.
2 ripe pears, peeled and chopped
2 ripe figs, chopped
75g dark chocolate, chopped
50g ground almonds
100ml maple syrup
3 heaped tbsp coconut oil
Heat the oven to 180
Put the chopped fruit and chocolate into an oven proof dish. Whizz the almonds in a food processor until finely chopped. Put them into a bowl along with the oats and ground almonds. Gently melt the coconut oil and maple syrup together in a pan or in a bowl in the microwave. Pour over the oats and nuts and mix until well covered and sticky. Spread the topping over the fruit and chocolate and bake in the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown on top and bubbling underneath.
Serve with vanilla ice cream, cream or coconut yogurt.