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Upside-Down Pear & Chocolate Pudding

Fall head over heels for this rich upside-down pear and chocolate pudding. It’s deliciously easy to make, looks impressive and is the perfect warm pudding treat for your family.


  • 60 ml + 125 ml butter
  • 65 ml brown sugar
  • 1 x 410 g can Rhodes Quality Pear Halves in Syrup, drained
  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 250 ml (1 C) cake flour
  • 65 ml cocoa powder
  • 10 ml (2 t) baking powder
  • 5 ml (1 t) ground cinnamon
  • 1 ml salt
  • 190 ml white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 160 ml milk

to serve: chocolate sauce



  1. In a small saucepan, melt together the 60 ml (4 T) butter and the brown sugar.
  2. Once the brown sugar has melted, pour it into a baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray and lined with baking paper.
  3. Arrange the Rhodes Quality Pear Halves cut side down in a circle on top of the butter/sugar mix.
  4. Place the remaining 125 ml of butter and the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl.
  5. Place the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water and heat gently until the butter and chocolate are melted.
  6. Remove from the heat and cool.
  7. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl.
  8. Add the sugar and stir to mix.
  9. Whisk the eggs and milk into the chocolate and butter mixture.
  10. Add the chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  11. Spread the batter evenly over the pears.
  12. Bake the pudding in an oven preheated to 180°C for 50 minutes or until baked through.
  13. Serve warm with chocolate sauce.

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