Yvetot Douillons

Yvetot Douillons
This dessert, named after a small town in Normandy, consists of a pear filled with confectioner's custard (French pastry cream), which is wrapped in a pancake and puff pastry, then baked.

The "douillon" part of the name comes from a warm coat, the "douillette", of former times.
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Last modified on: November 26th 2014

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 7 min.
Yvetot Douillons
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Peel 4 Pears and remove the core with an apple-corer (the stalk will go as well, but that doesn't matter).

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Yvetot Douillons
Fill the middle of each pear with confectioner's custard. You can use a teaspoon, but it is better to use a forcing bag.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Yvetot Douillons
Cut 2 pancakes in half. Use a brush to coat each half with egg white, then sprinkle with vanilla sugar (about 1 dessertspoonful for each half pancake).

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Wrap each pear in half a pancake, sugar side inwards.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
Yvetot Douillons
Cut a circle of puff pastry for each pear about 12 cm (5 inches) in diameter.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Yvetot Douillons
Place a pear in the centre of the pastry circle...

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Yvetot Douillons
...and fold the pastry up around it.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Yvetot Douillons
Finish the edge neatly with a strip of pastry.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Yvetot Douillons
Glaze the puff pastry, then bake for about 30 minutes.

Stage 10 - 30 min.
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Leave until just warm or cold before serving.
I like using red Williams pears for this, but whatever variety of pear you prefer will work fine.
A few hours.
After Gaston Lenôtre.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,080 Kcal or 8,709 Kj263 gr1,624 gr970 gr
104 %101 %153 %147 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
162 Kcal or 678 Kj21 gr127 gr76 gr
8 %8 %12 %11 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
520 Kcal or 2,177 Kj66 gr406 gr242 gr
26 %25 %38 %37 %
% 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: Egg, Milk, Gluten, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 4.35 €
  • Per person : 1.09 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ham spirals, Mini palmiers, Small foie gras pasties, Verbena flan, Vegetable pie, ... All
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberries with mint and cream, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Paris-Brest, Almond cream or frangipane, Pear verbena tarts, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Wiener Schnitzel, Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Old style brioche, Morteau sausage rolled brioche, Sicilian Epiphany Pie, ... All
PearsPears: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Caramelized pear custard tart, Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , French Family Cake, Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup , ... All
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