Pear charlotte


Pear charlotte
A charlotte filled with pear mousse (made with whipped cream and pear coulis).
93,0614.2/5 for 20 ratings
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Last modified on: April 7th 2013

For 6 people, you will need:

Change to the quantities for: 2 people 3 people 6 people 12 people 18 people

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12 hours 54 min.1 hour5 min.13 hours 59 min.
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Keeping:

1 or 2 days in the fridge covered with plastic film.

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 ¼ cup 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.
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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
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Prepare the soaking syrup by mixing 1 cup 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.
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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 1 cup Chantilly cream.

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

Stage 14 - 5 min.
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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.
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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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,786 Kcal or 11,664 Kj49 gr440 gr83 gr
139 %19 %41 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
184 Kcal or 770 Kj3 gr29 gr5 gr
9 %1 %3 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
464 Kcal or 1,943 Kj8 gr73 gr14 gr
23 %3 %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).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
PearsPears: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fruit salad, Caramelized pear custard tart, Yvetot Douillons, Pears in red wine with blackcurrant , Pear and lime meringue pie, ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: St Tropez tart, Strawberry Charlotte, European glass, Chouquettes, Key Lime Pie for Jeremy, ... All
Sugar syrupSugar syrup: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio tiramisu, Passion fruit jellies, Toasted flaked almonds, Peach and blackcurrant coupe, Pavlova, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, You should not leave egg yolks in contact with sugar, Little lemon biscuits, Foie gras cured in salt, Panettone, ... All

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