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White Chocolate Mousse with Pears

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Make this rich chocolate mousse with pears. It is a delicious dessert that has some delicious spiced pears, cooked in white wine, vanilla cookies and a creamy white chocolate mousse.
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8 portions
  • 1750 milliliters white wine
  • 2 cups juice, pear
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom
  • 1 fresh ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 pears
  • 200 grams White chocolate, (for the white chocolate mousse)
  • 1/3 cups liqueur, of pear (for white chocolate mousse)
  • 1/4 cups water, (for the white chocolate mousse)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid vanilla, (for the white chocolate mousse)
  • 4 cups mascarpone cheese, (for the white chocolate mousse)
  • 2 cups whipped cream, (for the white chocolate mousse)
  • 225 grams lady finger biscuit, (for decoration)
  • 2 cups whipped cream, (for decoration)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, (for decoration)
  • 1 stick White chocolate, (for decoration)


Place the white wine, the pear juice, the sugar, the cardamom, the ginger and the cinnamon in a pot. Let boil for 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
Peel the pears and add them to the pot. Let boil for 35 minutes until the pears are soft but still maintain their shape.
Transfer the pears together with the liquid to a bowl and let cool. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 3 hours.
Remove the pears from the syrup and set aside. Place the syrup of the pears in a pot and let reduce for 10 minutes.
Pass the syrup through a sieve and remove the cinnamon stick, divide the syrup into two equal parts and reserve.
For the mousse: Chop the white chocolate finely and mix it with the pear liqueur and water.
Place the bowl in a bain-marie and mix until it has a smooth consistency and the chocolate has melted completely.
Add vanilla essence and mix.
Let the mixture cool and add the mascarpone cheese. Beat until everything is well incorporated. Add the chantilly cream and mix in an enveloping way.
Cut the pears into thick slices.
Place the soletas in the bottom of the plate to serve. Spread a little of the pear syrup and place 1/3 of the white chocolate mousse on top.
Arrange the pear slices on top and repeat this process twice more.
Spread chantilly cream on top. Use a peeler and peel the corners of the chocolate tablet to remove strips of white chocolate and spread them on top.
Add a little glass sugar on top to finish decorating.


Presented in a glass container.


You can substitute pear liqueur for your favorite liquor.

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