Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard

Step by step recipe:

  1. 50 min.Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard  : Photo of step #1
    Prepare the lime custard (crème anglaise): proceed as for the usual recipe, but with these proportions: 3 egg yolks, 250 ml milk, and 35 g caster sugar, don't forget to add zest of 1 lime to milk before boiling.
  2. 10 min.Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard  : Photo of step #2
    Once the custard is made, cover and leave to cool.
  3. 20 min.Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard  : Photo of step #3
    Peel 3 grapefruits, you need about 6 segments per guest.

    Place the segments on a rack over a plate, sprinkle with sugar, and leave at room temperature. This is so that the grapefruit does not produce too much juice when the dessert is finally assembled.
  4. 20 min.Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard  : Photo of step #4
    Peel 1 pineapple, cut into quarters lengthways, then into slices approximately 1/2 cm (1/4 inch) thick. You should obtain 6 pieces by guest.
  5. 5 min.Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard  : Photo of step #5
    Just before serving, divide grapefruit segments between serving plates.
  6. 10 min.Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard  : Photo of step #6
    Melt 30 g butter in a frying pan, clarified if possible.

    Add the pineapple and brown while stirring frequently.

    When the pieces are golden, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and allow to melt and caramelize, stirring occasionally.
  7. 5 min.Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard  : Photo of step #7
    Put a piece of pineapple beside each grapefruit segment.
  8. 5 min.Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard  : Photo of step #8
    Pour the lime custard (crème anglaise) all round, scatter some citrus crunch over, and decorate with a little fresh mint leaves.

    Serve immediately.

Remarks:

For complete success in this recipe there should be a contrast between the cold grapefruit and custard, and hot pineapple.

If you don't have citrus crunch, you could add a pinch of cococa powder instead, and/or flaked almonds.

Source:

Home made.

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