Devonshire Firewood’s Smoked Pear & Chocolate Tart Recipe
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Smoked Pear & Chocolate Tart

Smoked Pear & Chocolate Tart

Devonshire Firewood’s Smoked Pear & Chocolate Tart Recipe

Indulge in the perfect blend of smoky and sweet with Devonshire Firewood’s unique Smoked Pear & Chocolate Tart. This delightful dessert combines the art of both hot and cold smoking, using subtle hints of smoke to enhance the natural flavors of the ingredients.


  • 8 fresh pears
  • 2 tablespoons dark muscovado sugar
  • 100ml whisky or rum
  • Dark plain chocolate
  • Ready-made puff pastry
  • Pecan halves
  • A sprinkle of demerara sugar
  • Pear wood chips for smoking the pears
  • Cherry wood dust for cold smoking the chocolate


  1. Cold Smoking the Chocolate:
    • Break the chocolate into pieces and place it on greaseproof paper.
    • Set up your cold smoking equipment using cherry wood dust.
    • Cold smoke the chocolate for one hour.
    • Tip: Roast pecans in a hot, dry frying pan and set aside for garnishing.
  2. Preparing the Pears:
    • Halve the pears and remove the cores. There’s no need to peel them.
    • Place them in a heatproof dish with the muscovado sugar, a splash of water, and whisky or rum.
  3. Hot Smoking the Pears:
    • On a low heat BBQ, add a small handful of pear wood chips in a foil pouch or smoker box.
    • Place the dish of pears on the grill and close the BBQ lid.
    • After 10 minutes, turn the pears and cook for another 5 minutes. They should be slightly soft but not mushy and have a bronzed color.
  4. Baking the Pastry:
    • Cook the puff pastry separately in an oven, pizza oven, or Kamado grill until it’s golden and puffed.
  5. Assembling the Tart:
    • Melt the smoked chocolate (a couple of minutes in the microwave on medium should do).
    • Spread the chocolate over the base of the cooked pastry.
    • Arrange the pear halves on top, drizzle with the caramelized cooking liquid from the pears, add the roasted pecans, and sprinkle with demerara sugar.
    • Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.


  • Hot Smoked Caramelised Pear Tart: Omit the chocolate for a simple, smoky fruit tart.
  • Smoked Poached Pears: Skip the pastry and chocolate, and serve the smoked pears with ice cream.
  • Experiment: Try different fruits or nuts using the same smoking techniques.

Enjoy this exquisite dessert from Devonshire Firewood, where traditional BBQ flavors meet innovative culinary creations.

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