Millefeuille Recipe with chocolate sauce and pear

Millefeuille Recipe with chocolate sauce and pear

By 25/05/2012

I made this some time ago for a special meal for my other half, precisely for Valentine's dinner but never posted it. A puff pastry dessert with a hot chocolate sauce on it. I swear this is a dream to be enjoyed at every bite.
One of my favourite desserts is millefeuille, or millefoglie as it is known in Italy.
It is usually made with layers of puff pastry and creme patisserie and a dust of icing sugar on top.

Freshly made it makes you think of something coming out of a good patisserie as it is so delicate and delicious.
After assembling this dessert, make sure you don't put it in the fridge to avoid it turning soggy and losing all its crunchiness. It needs to be eaten on the same day. Also the hot chocolate sauce needs to be poured just before serving.

  • Prep Time : 45 minutes
  • Cook Time : 25-30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

First lets make the creme patissiere:

With a knife make an incision lengthwise on the vanilla pod.
Put the milk in a sauce spoon with the vanilla pod and heat it up until it nearly reaches the boil.
Leave the vanilla pod in the milk for 10 minutes then take it out.

In a bowl beat the yolks with the sugar until they turn lightly yellow in colour, then add the flour and stir it all well in.
Add slowly the milk to the mixture and stirring all the time bring it to the boil. Cook for 5 minutes always stirring. Add a drop of rum and let the creme cool down. Whip the cream and gently stir it in.

For the puff discs and pear:

With a large round pastry cutter, make 6 circles and cook them in a hotΒ oven at 200 C for 15 minutes until they get slightly brown.

puff pastry discs

Cut the pear into 2 halves and into sticks.

pear slices

and now ...assembling

Take the puff rounds out of the oven, let them cool down, then spread some jam on one side of each disc.
Spread some creme patisserie over the side with the jam, then put another disc on top, spread some jam on it, them the creme again. Finish it off with another disc.

assembling

Add the sliced pear on top and dust with icing sugar

pear on top

Put the chocolate in a pot with 2 tbsp of cream and stirring all the time melt it over a sauce of heat.

chocolate melting

Pour the hot chocolate just before serving and decorate with little chocolates if you like.

Et voila'!

chocolate millefeuille
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27 Responses to Millefeuille Recipe with chocolate sauce and pear

  1. Pegasuslegend

    Nice you made a grown woman lick the screen! I love this one!

  2. Pola M

    I love mille foglie!!!

  3. Marina@Picnic at Marina

    Alida, that looks good, really-really good! Love it! I am sure your other half enjoyed it too…:)

  4. Simona Mastantuono

    davvero splendido gourgeous

  5. Miss Conversationalist

    It looks so lovely Alida, I love the different shaped chocolate bits, so cute! x

  6. simple baking

    Awww how romantic Alida! Love the generous dusting and the stars and all. Beautiful dessert.

  7. Rita

    This looks so good! Success!Rita

  8. Phil in the Kitchen

    So delicious-looking – what a great dessert for Valentine's day. Actually, for any day. There's something about the combination of pears and chocolate that makes me very happy – put them in a millefeuille and that's just irresistible.

  9. Carmine Volpe

    a nice idea for a pastry with fruit e choocolate

  10. Una Semplice Passione

    Perfezione Alida! Elegante, e poi la crema paticcera….la mangerai sempre! Questa ricetta e assolutamente da provare per una cenetta romantica. Un bacio

  11. Lenia

    This is ideal for a special meal!You are absolutely right!I am drooling!!!Baci!

  12. Dolcemeringa Ombretta

    Pere e cioccolato stanno divinamente insieme e questo dolcetto e' goloso πŸ™‚ baci

  13. Petro Neagu

    Great job, Alida! The millefeuille looks exquisite and so delicious! How can you look so good when you cook so much tasty food?!Hugs

  14. Ozlem's Turkish Table

    My goodness Alida, this is heaven on plate!! looks gorgeous, how I wished to fork it now!:) A must try!I just did a blogpost, and again showered you with some lovely awards!! Any excuse for recognition, many thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

  15. La cucina di Molly

    Che meraviglia, pere e cioccolato Γ¨ un connubio perfetto, brava!Ciao

  16. Achu's Amma's Kitchen

    this sounds yummy.this is new to me.thanks for sharing the recipe

  17. simran

    divine!!!!!!!i havent had millefeuille in a very long time….now i'll need to remedy that!superb pics.

  18. GΓΌnther

    una millefoglie fantastica, una versione raffinata di pere e cioccolato

  19. melania

    MMMMMMMMMMM mille foglie fantastica.Colori, sapori , da mangiare con gli occhi e da assaporare con tutti i sensi.Bravissima

  20. Gloria

    aahh Look absolutely delicious!!!

  21. Carmen Anderson

    Oh wow, this looks so delicious! I love the pear and Chocolate combo! I will be making this for my husband very soon, he will love it. Thank you so much for sharing!

  22. Balvinder Ubi

    How could I miss this? Fresh cream, dark chocolate, jam everything so irresistible. Love it.

  23. laura

    buonissimoooo…gradevole anche alla vista

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