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September 30, 2012

Chocolate & Pear Dessert

I am still guarding my precious Graham Crackers, which I received from my bloggy friend, Michelle at Michelles Tasty Creations , with my life!

This morning I actually had to search for them as I hid it from the kids .. {I know, bad mother..}, but I do not just want them to stuff it down.

Today, I decided to use them in a recipe which requires a thirsty kind of biscuit. Normally, I would use Tennis biscuits, but I really want to experiment with the boxes Michelle had send me - next time I use Tennis, I will be able to tell you if Graham Crackers can be substituted. {I have to let you in on a secret - 95% of my readers are from the US and Canada,... and only around 2% from South-Africa - and Tennis biscuits does not seem to be that famous outside of our own country}

Therefore, I very much appreciate Michelle sending me the Graham Crackers as I know how frustrating it could be when one finds a recipe, only to realize that one {sometimes even more than one} ingredient is not available in your country.  I do try to keep to "international" friendly ingredients, but it is not always possible, as I might think this or that is available everywhere, and then find out readers have no idea what I meant in the recipe.

Here is today's dessert: {I made 5 individual servings from this recipe .. if you use slightly smaller serving bowls, glasses or make one big dessert, it should be enough for 6 - 8 servings}

Chocolate & Pear Dessert

150g Graham Crackers {or Tennis biscuits), broken into small pieces (keep a few for decorating)
1 can (820g) Pears, halves or sliced
1 packet (90g) Chocolate Instant Pudding 
450ml Fresh Full Cream Milk

1.) Remove the Pears from the can but retain the syrup - {keep a few for decorating} - chop into smaller pieces.
2.) Use two tablespoons of syrup per individual serving and place on the bottom of the dish.
3.) Place half of the broken pieces of Graham Crackers on top of the syrup.
4.) Beat the Chocolate Pudding and Milk for one minute on medium speed - top the Graham Crackers with half of the Pudding.
5.) Divide the chopped Pears between your dishes and place over the layer of Chocolate Pudding.
6.) Add another layer of the remaining Graham Crackers over the Chocolate Pudding.
7.) Spoon more syrup (also about 2 tablespoons per single serving) over the crackers - try to cover them all.
8.) Use the remaining half of Chocolate Pudding to cover the crackers.
9.) Decorate with a slice of Pear and a piece of Graham Cracker.

Chill for 30 minutes and serve - all done in less than 45 minutes and it tastes amazing.

Chocolate and Pears team up well in a dessert, that's for sure!

As always, if you have any questions about ingredients or anything really, leave a comment and I will reply by e-mail.

Bye-bye now,

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  1. mmm again yum, we don't have them here either and my readers are also mainly from the US, I feel like I have to explain everything - then my friends here ask, who hasn't heard of....pinning this one as well xo

  2. I don't know if I've ever had pears with chocolate but I like both so this recipes sounds great!

  3. This sounds absolutely delicious!! Plus I know what everything is with this recipe!! ;)
    Thanks for linking up to MTM Mondays!

  4. We love your cute blog and thanks so much for sharing your yummy Chocolate and Pear Dessert! It looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! -The Six Sisters

  5. Linda - this is a wonderful dessert!!
    And I know how delicious it is

  6. Thanks for sharing such a great dessert on Southern Sundays!

  7. Anything with chocolate is a winner in my book!

    Thanks for joining Keep Calm & Link Up last week! We're thrilled you chose to party with us!

    xo, Meredith @

  8. This seems so yummy! I LOVE graham crackers, let me know if ya run out & I will send ya some too. Your blog is cute! I hope your having a great day.

  9. Looks delicious as always! Loved and pinned. Thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays...

  10. Wow, I can't help drooling. I just love the Chocolate & Pear Dessert
    Well done!
    If you submitted your Chocolate & Pear Dessert photos to , I'll bet they will make you on the home page.
    Gosh, you have made me sooo hungry !

  11. I just bought some pears at the store. Think I will make this one tonight! Sounds amazing!


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