This decadent dessert is served with with chocolate and salted caramel ice cream.


  • 6 Maggie Beer Dried Duchess Pears (or similar product), roughly diced

  • 1/2 cup Verjuice  

  • 1/2 cup water 

  • 300g dark chocolate 70% cocoa 

  • 250g unsalted butter 

  • 4 free range eggs 

  • 2 free range egg yolks 

  • 40g dutch cocoa (unsweetened), sifted

  • 200g brown sugar 

  • 60g plain flour, sifted

  • 560ml Maggie Beer Chocolate & Salted Caramel Ice Cream (or similar product)


  • 1.

    Preheat a fan forced oven to 140 degrees celsius.

  • 2.

    Place the dried pears in a bowl with the Verjuice and water, leave overnight to reconstitute, or if time is against you microwave the pears with the Verjuice for 4 minutes on low setting.

  • 3.

    Melt the chocolate and butter together over a low heat in a bowl that fits snugly on top of a small pot – being careful that the chocolate doesn’t come into contact with any steam. Once melted make sure that the chocolate and butter are completely blended and leave to cool.

  • 4.

    Beat the eggs, egg yolks and the brown sugar together with an electric mixer until thick and pale and you can make an ‘indentation’ in it with your spatula.

  • 5.

    Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture and then fold in the sifted flour and Dutch cocoa.

  • 6.

    Divide the reconstituted pear pieces, between 8 x 120 millilitre ramekins, or a single 1.5 litre capacity pudding bowl. Pour the chocolate pudding batter over the pears and place into the pre heated oven to bake for approx 30 – 35 minutes (this will depend on your oven).

  • 7.

    You are looking for the pudding to just come away from the sides with the centre to be a little gooey but not under cooked. Remember it will continue to cook a little after it comes out of the oven. It may rise up and then sink and crack slightly.

  • 8.

    Serve warm dusted with unsweetened cocoa and Chocolate and Salted Caramel Ice Cream.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 645kj
  • Fat Total 38g
  • Saturated Fat 23g
  • Protein 14g
  • Carbohydrate 85g
  • Sugar 47g
  • Sodium 84mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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