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

For 4 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
33 min.30 min.1 hour 3 min.
Keeping: A few hours.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 7 min.
Yvetot Douillons : Photo of step #1
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.
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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.
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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.
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Cut a circle of puff pastry for each pear about 12 cm (5 inches) in diameter.

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

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

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

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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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.

Remarks

I like using red Williams pears for this, but whatever variety of pear you prefer will work fine.

Nutritional information

% 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

After Gaston Lenôtre.

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