Poached Pears & Sticky Toffee Pudding

Serves 8 Vegan Vegetarian Nut Free Gluten Free Christmas
Prep time 15 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 55 mins


Poached Pears

  • 400ml Water
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Star anise
  • 4 Conference pears

Sticky Toffee Pudding

  • 260g Pitted dates
  • 300ml Koko Original Milk
  • 2 tbsp. golden linseeds
  • 150g Dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Black treacle
  • 200g Gluten free self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp. Mixed spice
  • 1 tsp. Bicarbonate of soda
  • 180g Vegetable oil

Toffee Sauce

  • 75g Light brown muscovado sugar
  • 200g Coconut cream
  • 75g Koko Spread
  • 2 Pinch sea salt

Give this recipe some Koko love!


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Place water, caster sugar, cinnamon stick and star anise in a saucepan and bring to boil.
  3. Peel pear, place into water, cover and turn down to a simmer for 15 mins until cooked, test with a knife to see if it slides in easily.
  4. Place dates, Koko Original and linseeds in a saucepan and bring to a simmer for 3 minutes then blend in a food processor, then allow to cool
  5. Grease a baking tray with oil and line with baking parchment.
  6. Place muscovado sugar, treacle, flour, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and mix then add the date mixture and fold in then slowly fold in the vegetable oil. Put cake mixture into lined tin and bake for 40 minutes.
  7. Whilst pudding is baking, prepare toffee sauce by melting sugar in a sauce pan on a medium heat, then add the rest of the ingredients and reduce slightly to sauce consistency.
  8. When sponge is baked, leave to cool, turn out and cut into 8 portions and serve with ½ a pear and drizzle over the sauce.