European glass

European glass
A little dessert that's rather long to make, but which will always impress your guests.

Layered in a glass: a jellied red fruit coulis, a layer of pineapple charlotte cream, a layer of kiwi coulis, topped with a peeled clementine segment.

It's "european" because it resembles the italian flag, and in another version with apricot instead raspberries, the irish flag (a country so dear to me).
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Last modified on: August 15th 2010

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For 8 glasses, you will need:

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1 hour 42 min.35 min.12 min.2 hours 29 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
European glass
First layer:

Make red fruit jelly, if possible the day before. Soak 1 sheet gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
European glass
Meanwhile, put 200 g Fruit coulis (fruit purée) (or strawberries, blackcurrants, etc.) in a pan on low heat. As soon as it's hot (do not let it boil), remove from heat.

Drain gelatin sheets by squeezing them, dry them in a cloth, and dissolve in the hot coulis, while stirring.

Leave to cool about 30 minutes.

Stage 3 - 30 min.
European glass
Pour about 2 tablespoons of red fruit jelly into the bottom of a small glass, using a funnel if it helps.

Leave to cool to room temperature for about 2 hours.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
European glass
Cover each glass with plastic film, then put in the fridge for at least 4 hours, overnight if possible.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
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Second layer:

Peel 1 Victoria pineapple, then cut into small dice (about 5 mm square).

If you don't have a Victoria Pineapple, use half a normal one.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Melt 2 tablespoons Clarified butter in a frying pan, add 3 tablespoons brown sugar, and cook until it start to caramelise.

Stage 7 - 7 min.
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Tip in diced pineapple and cook for 3-4 minutes while stirring, then add juice of ½ lime.

As soon as it's cooked, remove from heat, allow to cool, and keep in the fridge in a sealed container.

Also the day before, make the custard (creme anglaise), and when cooled, keep in the fridge in a sealed container.

Stage 8 - 20 min.
European glass
On the day: Put 1 sheet gelatin in dish of cold water.

Meanwhile, heat the custard in a pan over low heat, and as soon as it is fairly hot (do not allow to boil), drain and dry the gelatin sheets and add to the pan while stirring. Leave to cool for 45 minutes.

Stage 9 - 20 min.
European glass
15 minutes before the end of this time, prepare 200 g Chantilly cream.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
European glass
Add cold custard to whipped cream, gently folding in with a spatula or a maryse exactly as for beaten egg-whites.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
European glass
When thoroughly mixed, add diced pinapple and mix gently until well distributed through the cream. Pineapple charlotte is ready.

Stage 12 - 10 min.
European glass
Remove glasses from the fridge, and fill them with charlotte to 2/3 depth, preferably using a forcing bag.

Put glasses back in the fridge for at least 2 hours, covered with plastic film.

Stage 13 - 20 min.
European glass
Meanwhile, prepare coulis of 3 kiwis.

Just before serving, add kiwi coulis to fill the remaining 1/3 depth of glass, and top with a segment of peeled clementine.

Your european glass is ready, enjoy it.
As you will see, it's easy to eat on its own , or it makes an attractive finish to a festive meal.
Several hours in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,195 Kcal or 13,377 Kj33 gr531 gr104 gr
160 %13 %50 %16 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
141 Kcal or 590 Kj1 gr23 gr5 gr
7 %1 %2 %1 %
Per glass
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
399 Kcal or 1,671 Kj4 gr66 gr13 gr
20 %2 %6 %2 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 8 glasses : 12.61 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Real custard sauce (crème anglaise)Real custard sauce (crème anglaise): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramel semolina pudding with raisins, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Warm apple feuillantines, Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , Norman flambéed apples, ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Saint Honoré cake, Bavaroise cream, Key Lime Pie for Jeremy, Ice-cream Vacherin, Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs, ... All
Fruit coulis (fruit purée)Fruit coulis (fruit purée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Fillings for macaroons, Apricot fool, Fruit crémeux, Warm apple feuillantines, ... All
Brown sugarBrown sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Hazelnut and orange cake, Chantilly rice pudding, Tyrolean apple crumble, Croissant dough apples, Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, ... All
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