Napoleon with chestnut cream and pears
30 min
Average: 4.3 (9 votes)

Napoleon with chestnut cream and pears

This recipe will impress your friends, and yet it is very simple: puff pastry and chestnut cream, with pieces of pear for an extra touch of sweetness. Perfect for a romantic dinner... or a French-style Christmas dessert!

Preparation time

30 min

Ingredients For

  • 1 block
  • Crème de marron
    Chestnut cream
  • 100 g
  • 20 cl
  • x 10
  • 2 tbsp
  • TFM_Poire Française
    French Pear

Preparation

1

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). 
Dust a work surface with flour and roll the flaky pastry dough to a thickness of 3 mm (1 inch). Cut 12 pastry rectangles roughly 15 cm (5 inches) long.  

2

Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place a second sheet of parchment paper on the pastry rectangles and a second baking sheet. Bake everything for 10 minutes.  
Remove from the oven and leave the flaky pastry to cool on a grid.  

3

Peel the pears. Cut the pear and 6 candied chestnuts into small cubes. Set aside.  
Prepare the chestnut cream. Place the cream, mascarpone and chestnut cream in a mixing bowl. All the ingredients should be cold. Whisk briskly with an electric whisk to a whipped consistency. Place the cream in a piping bag with a round nozzle.  

4

Pipe 6 large cream balls on 5 flaky pastry bases. Scatter diced pear and candied chestnut between the cream balls. Top with a second flaky pastry rectangle and repeat. Finally, place the last pastry rectangle on top.  

Decorate the napoleons with a dot of cream and a candied chestnut. Bon appétit!

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