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Belle-helene in a glass

Belle-helene in a glass

It's a recipe where you make 4 layers of different creams in a small glass: vanilla cream, small dice of pear cooked in maple syrup, chocolate mousse and whipped cream. It should be served to your guests cool but not too cold .

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 glasses, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
47 min.1 hour1 hour2 hours 47 min.
Preservation: Several hours in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #1Preheat oven to 150°C or 302°F, and boil a large pan of water. Put glasses in a dish or baking sheet.

Divide 200 ml crème brulée mixture (cold) between glasses, to about ¼ depth. Try to pour cream directly into the bottom of each glass without touching the sides, to prevent splashes burning on during cooking.
20 min.
2 Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #2Put in the oven, and add hot water to the dish. Cook for about 50 minutes, until cream is just set.

Remove glasses from water and leave for 2 hours to cool to room temperature, then put in the fridge.
50 min.
3 Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #3Cut 4 Pears into small dice, and pour over juice of ½ lemon. 10 min.
4 Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #4Put 4 tablespoons maple syrup in a pan on medium heat, add the diced pears. 2 min.
5 Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #5Cook on medium heat until all liquid has evaporated. You can cook it a little longer if you like a caramelised flavour. Leave to cool as for the cream.

Prepare 200 ml Chocolate mousse and 200 ml Chantilly cream.
10 min.
6 Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #6Begin assembly:

Add a tablespoon of cold diced pears to each glass, to about the same depth as the bottom layer.
5 min.
7 Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #7On the pears, add the same depth of chocolate mousse (using a teaspoon or a forcing bag). 5 min.
8 Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #8On the chocolate, add a layer of whipped cream, again using a forcing bag.

Sprinkle with a pinch of cocoa powder to finish.
5 min.

Remarks

This dessert can easily be prepared the day before, and be kept in the fridge until serving. Even so, I advise you to prepare and add the final layer of whipped cream the last minute if possible.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
246928 gr272 gr141 gr
123 %11 %26 %21 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1712 gr19 gr10 gr
9 %1 %2 %1 %
Per glass
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4114 gr45 gr23 gr
21 %2 %4 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 glasses : 5.44 €

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Source: Home made
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