Chocolate Pear Crumble
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Nutty Chocolate Pear Crumble (aka Nutella Pear Crisp)

This Nutty Chocolate Pear Crumble is easy to make and the combination of fresh pear & Nutella snuggled under a duvet of buttery, crispy oats, hazelnuts and almond is sure to please.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, British, Worldwide
Keyword: chocolate crisp, chocolate crumble, nutella crisp, nutella crumble, Nutella Recipe, pear crisp, pear crumble
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jane Saunders


  • 3 large pears
  • 2 tbsp Nutella chocolate spread
  • 50 g/ 1/4 cup Unsalted butter - room temperature
  • 75 g/ 2/3 cup Spelt flour (or plain flour)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 25 g/ 1/8 cup Granulated sugar
  • 25 g/ 1/8 cup Demerara sugar
  • 25 g/ scant 1/4 cup Ground almonds (almond meal)
  • 25 g/ 1/4 cup Jumbo rolled oats
  • 25 g/ 3 tbsp Hazelnuts


  • Preheat oven to 180C/ 350F/ GM4
  • Peel and core the pears then chop into small-medium chunks
  • Put the Nutella into a medium heatproof bowl and microwave on high for 20 seconds to soften it
  • Tip the chopped pears into the bowl and stir to cover the pears completely then divide between 4 heatproof pots (I used four 12.5cm/ 4.5 inch cast iron skillets but you could use a medium sized ovenproof dish - mine is approx 16 x 23cm / 6 x 9 inches)
  • Tip the flour, butter, salt and granulated sugar into a medium bowl and rub the fat into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs
  • Chop the hazelnuts roughly then tip into the mixing bowl along with the demerara sugar, oats and ground almonds and stir to combine
  • Spread the crumble mix over the pears and bake for 20-25 minutes until crisp and golden
  • Serve immediately with cream