Our family loves to watch the show “Chopped” on The Food Network. This recipe was something I came up with during our own version of “Chopped” one evening. I was given a basket with the following ingredients: pears, blackberries, unsweetened chocolate, cardamom, and instant oatmeal. I was given 30 minutes to come up with a delicious desert using these ingredients. This recipe was my final product. Yummy and juicy.
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/4 plus 1/8 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
heaping 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
10 pears, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 cups blackberries
1/4 plus 1/8 cup packed brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt the chocolate and stir in the granulated sugar and melted butter. Set aside
For the topping, combine the 1/2 cup brown sugar, oats, and cardamom.
Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse crumble. Set aside.
Mix the pears and blackberries with the remaining brown sugar.
Spread the fruit in the bottom of a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
Pour the chocolate over the fruit.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.