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Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard

Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard

Cold grapefruit quarters with slices of hot caramelized pineapple, lime custard (crème anglaise) and citrus crunch.

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Last modified on: December 20th 2010

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingStart to finish
1 hour 45 min.20 min.2 hours 5 min.
Preservation: To eat right now.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 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.
Stage 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.
Stage 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.
Stage 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.
Stage 5
5 min.
Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard  : Photo of step #5 Just before serving, divide grapefruit segments between serving plates.
Stage 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.
Stage 7
5 min.
Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard  : Photo of step #7 Put a piece of pineapple beside each grapefruit segment.
Stage 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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
234330 gr444 gr57 gr
117 %12 %42 %9 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
661 gr12 gr2 gr
3 %<1 %1 %<1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
5857 gr111 gr14 gr
29 %3 %10 %2 %
% 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 4 people : 4.86 €
Per person : 1.22 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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