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Pear, Caramel and Almonds Crunch Verrines

  • Preparation 45 MIN
    Cooking 30 MIN
    Chilling 4 H
  • Servings 12
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Ingredients

Custard

Caramelized Pears

Caramel Sauce

Almond Crunch

Whipped cream

Preparation

Custard

  1. In a saucepan or in the microwave oven, heat the milk and cream. Set aside.
  2. In another saucepan, combine the sugar and flour. Add the whole eggs and egg yolks and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Gradually whisk in the hot cream mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat once it first boils. Add the vanilla. Transfer to a bowl, place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the hot custard. Cool and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until chilled.

Caramelized Pears

  1. In a large skillet, heat the sugar and water until it is golden brown. Over high heat, sauté the pears for 4 to 5 minutes. Cool and refrigerate until chilled.

Caramel Sauce

  1. In a saucepan, bring the water, sugar and corn syrup to a boil. Cook without stirring until the mixture reaches a golden color. Remove from the heat, gradually add the cream. Bring to a boil, stirring until the mixture is smooth. Set aside in a bowl and let cool completely.

Almond Crunch

  1. In a saucepan, bring the sugar, corn syrup and water to a boil. Cook without stirring until the mixture reaches a golden color. Add the almonds and stir until almonds are golden brown. Spread thinly on a parchment paper and cool completely. Chop.

Whipped cream

  1. In a bowl, whip the cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Pour into a pastry bag fitted with a round tip.

Assembly

  1. In twelve 310 ml (1 ¼ cups) capacity glass jars, layer the dessert alternating the custard, cookies, caramelized pears, caramel, almonds and whipped cream. Repeat these steps three times, finishing with a drizzle of caramel.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Even better the next day.

Healthy Pick

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