Pear And Chocolate Brownies

Oh go on then. We obviously haven’t had quite enough of National Chocolate Week yet and I did mention some Pear and Chocolate Brownies in my post yesterday so I am sharing…

This is a post for the Autumnal Baking Challenge over at What Kate Baked – there’s still time to enter so you might like to have a look too.

Pear & Chocolate is a classic combination and pears are one of my favourite autumnal fruits, which I try and incorporate in cooking and baking as much as possible. For these, I used my most turned-to chocolate brownie recipe which is one I saw during a Pampered Chef demonstration many moons ago and have never quite been able to improve upon.

The original recipe is called Banana Nut Brownies and uses two bananas instead of two pears and the addition of 100g mixed toasted nuts. Since I was baking these for the kids (mainly) I missed out the nuts because they would just sit there and insist on picking them out. Using pears instead of bananas gives the same soft, squidgy effect but with a different flavour. Healthy?!

As to whether or not they come out of the oven with a crispy top – it’s a bit hit and miss with this recipe. I think it probably depends on the moisture in the pears, they are crispier when made with banana but still very squidy in the middle. It doesn’t really matter to me – it’s chocolate after all. They keep very well in an airtight container AND this recipe is really easy as it doesn’t require a mixer of any kind so it’s a great one to make with the kids as it is really just measuring, pouring and stirring.



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Are we done with the chocolate yet this week? No, probably not. Enjoy 🙂 Don’t forget to join in with Kate’s challenge if you are into the full swing of autumnal baking. 


Also linking up with Simple and in Season – round up to follow shortly!


Have a great weekend!

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  1. Hi Ren, the picture looks great but the recipe is not displaying – only a GetMeCooking shortcode [gmc_recipe 681].

    Looking forward to trying this when you have it fixed up.



    1. I got all excited to try these too, but can’t see the recipe! 🙁

  2. With a surplus of pears from my garden at this time of year, I thought I would give this recipe a go. It is wonderful just melts in the mouth. I decorated the brownies before cutting, with chocolate buttercream and sprinkles, took them as a dessert to a friend’s dinner party. The host and other guests were amazed. Thank you.

  3. Quick and simple!
    I love this recipe, mainly because of it’s simplicity. Not many pots are dirty after making it and only 20-30min are needed to prepare a mixture.
    Love it! Adding to my Favs 🙂

  4. Drats, I shouldn’t have looked at these while at work. It’s not lunchtime yet and I’m hungry now! They look good!

    I might make these and have them with custard this weekend…

    1. Thanks Paul, just updated your Get Me Cooking widget, really enjoying using it! Hope your hols were nice. Let me know if you try them!

    1. Thanks, I am slightly in love with pear and choc!

  5. Hy Ren,
    chanced upon your space while blog hopping…
    love your space..
    awesome recipe collection with excellent pics.

    brownies sounds scrumptiously tasty..

    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

    1. Hi Jay, thank you so much for visiting. Congratulations on one of your recipes being in the ebook you mention on your blog. Thanks for following, look forward to discovering your recipes too.

  6. Oooo, practically eating my own hand off reading this post (I’ve not had dinner yet). Will be making these asap!

    1. LOL, thanks Helen, they have all been polished off in my house!

  7. Yes, it’s a classic, not so common in brownies but it works. Thanks for visiting.

  8. These sound gorgeous, I’ve loved the combination of pears and chocolate ever since trying it in France.

  9. Thank you so much for entering such a delicious recipe! Two of my all time favourite ingredients- pear and chocolate. I’ll definitely be giving this a go! Thank you ever so much again Ren

    1. Ah thanks Kate and thanks for the RT too. I’m sure you have lots of autumnal entries now, look forward to seeing them all. x

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