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

Keywords for this recipe:GlassPearChocolateChantilly creamLayersBelle-hélèneVanilla
For 6 glasses, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 2 glasses 3 glasses 6 glasses 12 glasses 18 glasses
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
47 min.1 hour1 hour 47 min.
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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.
Keeping
Several hours in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,483 Kcal or 6,209 Kj28 gr270 gr141 gr
74 %11 %25 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
103 Kcal or 431 Kj2 gr19 gr10 gr
5 %1 %2 %1 %
Per glass
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
247 Kcal or 1,034 Kj5 gr45 gr24 gr
12 %2 %4 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules 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.
This recipe uses (among others)
Chocolate mousseChocolate mousse: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example:
Crème brulée mixtureCrème brulée mixture: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example:
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Peach and blackcurrant sundae, Millefeuille, Apple charlotte with toasted brioche, Strawberry Verveine Tart , Strawberry Charlotte, ... All
Maple syrupMaple syrup: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Canadian rice pudding, Pear and chocolate Paris puddings, Pain perdu, Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux, Canadian rice pudding, ... All
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