(Note: The photo does not do this bread pudding any justice, just fyi!)
Welcome to the first of our Recipes Worth Sharing, where we’ll be trying easy recipes featuring chocolate and sharing the results. These are not our original recipes, but if we tried them and found them worth sharing, we definitely wanted to pass them on!
Before winter is over, we wanted to try out a bread pudding recipe (since bread pudding’s sort of a winter dessert)—but not just any bread pudding. It had to include chocolate! So we bring you a great recipe for chocolate pear pudding that was also extremely easy. “Chocolate Pear Pudding” is its official name on YouTube, but for those in the U.S., we would describe it as “chocolate bread pudding with pears.”
This may sound odd to those who have never had even bread pudding before—especially the part about chocolate bread pudding being combined with pears. Trust us, though, as the results were perfect!
An Easy Recipe That Makes a “Fancy Dessert”
This recipe is surprisingly easy, considering the final product. It only requires canned pears (though you could probably use fresh pears), plus various ingredients that you’re likely to have on hand. The video is from the U.K, so the U.S. equivalents are basically:
- Flour=3/4 cup
- Sugar=3/4 cup
- Cocoa powder=almost 1 ounce of cocoa powder (sorry we couldn’t figure out an exact measurement, but we just adjusted according to wanting more or less chocolate)
- Butter=1 stick plus 2 tablespoons
Other ingredients are listed in the video, but they are already in measurements used in the U.S., also.
Putting it all together is easy—you just mix the ingredients then spread it over the pears in a pan.
The great thing is that the result is like a fancy dessert—not something that is this simple to make!
Get the entire recipe from the video below.
This bread pudding could also work with other fruit, so there may be some upcoming info about more fruit possibilities.
Here are a couple of things we found while making this bread pudding:
- The video calls for a food processor, but we did okay just using a hand mixer.
- If you end up with flecks of butter dotting the mixture after blending, it will still turn out all right. The butter will melt in the oven, anyway.
- For an especially rich version, try using 1 1/2 sticks of butter (which we did on accident, but it turned out great).
Stay tuned for more recipe sharing, chocolate recipe hacks and more!