Poire Belle Hélène


Poire Belle Hélène
Poire Belle Hélène is a fairly simple cold dessert. The pears are poached in a vanilla-flavoured syrup, then served on top of vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate sauce poured over.
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Last modified on: November 22th 2023

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16 min.16 min.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Poire Belle Hélène
Drain 4 Poached pears and slice them.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Poire Belle Hélène
Put 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream into each dish.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Poire Belle Hélène
Arrange a sliced pear on top.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Poire Belle Hélène
Pour the hot chocolate sauce over and serve immediately.
Remarks
You can scatter a few toasted flaked almonds over the chocolate if you like, but this is not essential.

Many recipes leave the pears whole with the stalk still on. This is certainly more attractive, but less enjoyable to eat. That is why the pears are sliced in this version.

The recipe was invented by Auguste Escoffier in the nineteenth century in honour of the eponymous musical work by Jacques Offenbach.
Keeping
Should be eaten immediately.
Source
Based on a recipe by Auguste Escoffier.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,468 Kcal or 6,146 Kj32 gr208 gr136 gr
73 %12 %20 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
184 Kcal or 770 Kj4 gr26 gr17 gr
9 %2 %2 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
367 Kcal or 1,537 Kj8 gr52 gr34 gr
18 %3 %5 %5 %
% 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 4 people : 4.43 €
  • Per person : 1.11 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Vanilla ice creamVanilla ice cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Peach Melba, Little caramelized peach tarts, Profiteroles, Baked Alaska, Ice-cream Vacherin, ... All
Chocolate sauceChocolate sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Like Bounty, Profiteroles, ... All
Poached pearsPoached pears: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rice pudding with chestnuts and poached pears, Tarte Bourdaloue, Pear verbena tarts, Fresh fruit in sabayon, ... All
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