Pear charlotte


Pear charlotte
A charlotte filled with pear mousse (made with whipped cream and pear coulis).
100K 21 4.2
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Last modified on: April 7th 2013

Keywords for this recipe:CharlottePearsVanilla creamChantilly creamBiscuitsSoaked
For 6 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
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12 hours 54 min.1 hour5 min.13 hours 59 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
Pear charlotte : Photo of step #1
Put 4 sheets gelatin to soak in cold water.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Pear charlotte : Photo of step #2
Peel the pears and cut into 4 lengthways. Remove and discard the core, then cut the quarters into small pieces.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Pear charlotte : Photo of step #3
Blend the pears with the juice of 1/2 a lemon, 2 pinches vitamin C and 50 g caster sugar.

You should normally get 400 grams of coulis for 1 charlotte.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Pear charlotte : Photo of step #4
Pour this pear coulis into a pan on medium heat.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Pear charlotte : Photo of step #5
Heat the coulis (no need for it to boil, 122°F or 50°C is hot enough) and add the softened sheets of gelatin.

Whisk to mix thoroughly.

Cool the coulis by standing the pan in cold water, stirring frequently.

Stage 6 - 1 hour
Pear charlotte : Photo of step #6
Once the coulis has cooled to room temperature, cover with plastic film, which should touch the coulis surface to prevent oxidation. Leave to wait in the fridge.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Pear charlotte : Photo of step #7
While the pear coulis is cooling, begin assembling the charlotte. Line the bottom of the mould with plastic film to make turning out easier.

Stage 8
Pear charlotte : Photo of step #8
Prepare the soaking syrup by mixing 200 ml Sugar syrup, 2 tablespoons pear eau-de-vie and the juice of half a lemon.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Soak the biscuits in the syrup and cover the bottom of the mould.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
Pear charlotte : Photo of step #10
Then line around the sides.

Stage 11
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Check the texture of the pear coulis, which should be thickening and turning pasty.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
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Prepare 200 ml Chantilly cream.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
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Add the same weight of pear coulis.

Stage 14 - 5 min.
Pear charlotte : Photo of step #14
Fold this in using a soft spatula to make the pear mousse.

Stage 15 - 5 min.
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Fill the charlotte with half of the pear mousse.

Stage 16 - 3 min.
Pear charlotte : Photo of step #16
Add a layer of pear coulis about 1/2 cm (1/4 inch) thick.

Stage 17 - 5 min.
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Finish filling with the rest of the pear mousse.

Cover with plastic film and leave overnight in the fridge.

Stage 18 - 12 hours
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Turn out shortly before serving and slice vertically.
Remarks
To simplify things, you can miss out the layer of coulis in the middle of the charlotte and simply fill it with the mousse.

You can use this basic method to make charlottes with other fruits, but do be aware that certain fruits can cause problems.

You can use pear juice instead of the sugar syrup.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,830 Kcal or 7,662 Kj37 gr420 gr79 gr
92 %14 %40 %12 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
121 Kcal or 507 Kj2 gr28 gr5 gr
6 %1 %3 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
305 Kcal or 1,277 Kj6 gr70 gr13 gr
15 %2 %7 %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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 4.95 €
  • Per person : 0.83 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
PearsPears: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , Pear and lime meringue pie, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, Pear sorbet, Fruit salad, ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ice-cream Vacherin, Peach Melba, Viennese chocolate cups, Chantilly rice pudding, Strawberries with mint and cream, ... All
Sugar syrupSugar syrup: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fruit salad, Strawberry and kiwi fruit salad, Pavlova, Pistachio tiramisu, Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Little lemon biscuits, Basic cake batter - the French way, Butter cream, Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts, ... All
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