Pear & chocolate crumble


Piece of life

Since I went back to school, cooking opportunities have become rare. I make simple and quick meals or leave the cooking to my hubby. I have tons of ideas for new recipes, but no time to actually make them. I have to say that I miss cooking… But in a few months, you’ll find me around here a lot more [and I can’t wait]!

About the pear & chocolate crumble

Have you ever wondered what to do with bitter fruit? A question I had to ask myself this week when faced with 2 kgs of really bad pears [it rarely happens, but I was fooled]. After ten days of patience, I faced the facts: they would never ripen. But as you know, I try to limit food waste as much as possible, so throwing them away was heartbreaking. I could have opted for jam, but I was craving sugar. So I needed a quick and easy dessert. The crumble seemed like the perfect solution.


Did you know that crumble is a little different in Quebec? It is called croustade, and the composition of the dough is a bit different. I told you about it in an article last year [that was my first croustade experience]; you can check it out here [strawberry & rhubarb croustade].

Let’s go back to the crumble: it’s a very simple recipe, ready in a few minutes [the longest part is peeling the fruits]. You can adapt it to any fruit and vary the batter by adding almond or hazelnut powder, for example [and many others]. This is a perfect recipe for people in a hurry but with sugar cravings [like me!].

Crumble poire & chocolat

Pear & chocolate crumble

Easy and quick to prepare, for a delicious and comforting result : the crumble is a must ! If, like me, you have sugar cravings and little time to satisfy them, this recipe is made for you.
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Française
Keyword: Easy recipe, Fall recipe, French pastry, Pastry
Portions 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
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  • Baking dish (or 6 individual dishes)


  • 1,2 kg pears
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g flour
  • 100 g almond powder
  • 100 g sugar
  • 80 g dark chocolate
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • slivered almonds (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Peel the pears and cut them into small cubes.
  • Roughly chop the chocolate and mix it with the pears.
  • Spread the fruits in a dish (or 6 individual dishes).
  • Pour the flour, almond powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter in pieces and mix with your fingertips so that the dough forms irregular pieces.
  • Spread the dough pieces over the pear/chocolate mixture.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown.

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