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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:

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

Stage 1
20 min.
Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #1 Preheat 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.
Stage 2
50 min.
Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #2 Put 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.
Stage 3
10 min.
Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #3 Cut 4 Pears into small dice, and pour over juice of ½ lemon.
Stage 4
2 min.
Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #4 Put 4 tablespoons maple syrup in a pan on medium heat, add the diced pears.
Stage 5
10 min.
Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #5 Cook 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.
Stage 6
5 min.
Belle-helene in a glass : Photo of step #6 Begin assembly:

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

Sprinkle with a pinch of cocoa powder to finish.

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
519954 gr456 gr351 gr
260 %21 %43 %53 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3604 gr32 gr24 gr
18 %1 %3 %4 %
Per glass
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
8668 gr76 gr58 gr
43 %3 %7 %9 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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For 6 glasses : 5.44 €

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Chocolate mousseChocolate mousse: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: ... All
Crème brulée mixtureCrème brulée mixture: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberries with mint and cream, Strawberry Charlotte, European glass, Millefeuille, St Tropez tart, ... All
Maple syrupMaple syrup: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pain perdu, Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux, Simple maple-syrup tart, Moist cereal bars, ... All

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