I’m back with another delicious autumnal dessert! This Vegan Pear Dark Chocolate Sundae is a delicious, comforting dessert for this time of year and the perfect healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth!
You may have already noticed, but I’ve recently got really into having healthy sundaes for dessert (like this Fig Tahini Sundae).
So I knew I just had to make a sundae with pear and chocolate. I just love the contrast of the soft, warm pears and the rich, decadent, (2-ingredient!) chocolate syrup, paired with the creamy coconut yogurt and crunchy roasted nuts.
I personally like to make this sundae with coconut yogurt as I love the contrast of the tangy flavour of yogurt with the sweet pears, but you could also use (dairy-free) vanilla or chocolate ice cream.
For the topping, I went with some chopped almonds, but you could use hazelnuts, or even rice puffs. Basically anything with a contrastingly crunchy texture should work!
Incidentally, this sundae is also gluten-free and you can make it naturally sweetened (if you make sure to find a naturally sweetened dark chocolate), but it certainly doesn’t taste like it!
For more fruity desserts, check out my:
- Pear Dark Chocolate Pudding
- Mango Cardamom Crumble
- Cherry Bakewell Cake
- Black Forest Cake
- Strawberry Sponge Layer Cake
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This Vegan Pear Dark Chocolate Sundae is an easy and healthy dessert that's perfect for autumn and winter!
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or sub any other flavourless oil)
- 1 pear, cored, peeled and diced
- 30 g (1oz) dark chocolate (ensure dairy-free if necessary)
- Splash of milk, any kind
- 4 tablespoons coconut yogurt*
- Handful of roasted almonds, roughly chopped (or sub hazelnuts)**
- Heat up the coconut oil in a frying pan or pot
- Add the pears and a tiny splash of water and cook for around 10 minutes, stirring regularly, until the pears have softened but are still retaining their shape
- Set aside once the pears have cooked
- In the same pan, melt the chocolate with a splash of milk - add as little or as much milk as you like depending on how runny you'd like your syrup to be. Add extra sweetener if you wish
- Arrange the cooked pears in your sundae glasses of choice, layered with the coconut yogurt, and pour over the chocolate syrup
- Top with the chopped nuts and enjoy immediately!
*Substitute with your favourite (dairy-free) vanilla ice cream
**Subsitute brown rice puffs, rice krispies, cornflakes, granola, or any other nuts!
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