Pear and Treacle Slice

Pear and Treacle Slice

Tags: Desserts Cakes and biscuits

A delicious, warm pear and treacle pudding made with Schär wholesome seeded bread.


For the base / bottom:
60 g Wholesome Seeded Loaf
60 g Mix it! Universal
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ginger, ground
15 g caster sugar
60 g butter at room temperature
1 can pears in syrup, drained and sliced
For the topping:
225 g golden syrup
2 tsp ginger
zest and juice of 1 lemon
90 g Wholesome Seeded Loaf
For the crumbles:
15 g melted butter
1 slice Wholesome Seeded Loaf
5 tsp Demerara sugar


  • To make the base, using a processor, whizz up the bread, mix it, baking powder, ginger and sugar to a fine crumb. Add in the soft butter to make a stiff dough.    
  • Press firmly into the bottom of the tin.
  • Arrange the drained and sliced pears on top of the dough.
  • In a pan, gently warm the golden syrup, add the ginger, lemon zest & juice, then mix in bread crumbs.
  • Place on top of the pears and smooth the top.
  • Bake for 35 minutes until the top is golden, mix the butter crumb ingredients together, remove the tin from the oven, sprinkle the top with the crumb, bake for a further 10 minutes.
  • Serve warm with custard or cream.