Chestnut mousse with griddled pears

Pears and chestnuts are a great flavour combination as Lesley Waters's simple yet delicious dessert demonstrates
By Lesley Waters
Chestnut mousse with griddled pears
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 2 pears, ripe and sliced
  • 200 g chestnut purée, unsweetened
  • 300 ml double cream, lightly whipped
  • 1 dashes of brandy, to taste
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar, to taste

Method

1. Heat a griddle pan until hot. Cook the pear slices on the griddle pan for 1-2 minutes each side, until lightly charred. 2. Place the unsweetened chestnut puree in a large mixing bowl, mash with a fork and mix until smooth. 3. Gently fold in the lightly whipped double cream and add brandy and icing sugar to taste. 4. Spoon into serving glasses and top with the griddled pears. Serve with sponge fingers.

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