I love the combination of chocolate and pears, but don’t know why they go so well as they do. Pears have such a delicate flavour whereas choc is much more in your face. The  great thing about this recipe is that it’s mainly made up of store cupboard ingredients that you will probably already have in. Or use the unripened pears in your fruit bowl that sit there for weeks and still are like bullets you could  kill someone with.

Squishy and chocolatey – Whip this up as a quick autumnal dessert after your Sunday roast or midweek supper and I am pretty sure it will become a firm favourite in your house…

200g butter

300g sugar

75g cocoa powder

1 can of pears

50g of flaked almonds

75g plain flour

150g dark  chocolate chunks (bash up a chocolate bar)

4 eggs

Preheat oven to 190 degrees centigrade

Grease an oven proof dish around 20cm x 30cm

Place  all ingredients in a mixer except the pears and almonds

Beat well for about 1 minute

Pour into the greased Tim and the place the pear halves in it and scatter almonds on top.

Place in the oven for 30 mins you want it a little over than under like a brownie or it will go a bit rubbery!

Serve hot!

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