White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle With Spiced Pears Recipe

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White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle With Spiced Pears
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  1. For spiced pears:
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in large saucepan. Stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Add pears and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer until pears are just tender when pierced with knife, about 35 minutes. Transfer liquid with pears to large bowl and refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours.
  3. Using slotted spoon, transfer pears to plate. Boil poaching liquid in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat until slightly thickened and reduced to generous 1 1/2 cups, about 15 minutes. Strain into 2-cup measuring cup; discard spices in strainer. Cool. Cover and chill pears and pear syrup until cold.
  4. For mousse:
  5. Combine white chocolate, pear brandy, and 1/4 cup water in top of double boiler set over simmering water. Stir until smooth (mixture will be very liquidy). Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; discard bean. Transfer white chocolate mixture to large bowl; gradually add mascarpone, whisking until mixture is smooth. Cool mascarpone mixture until barely lukewarm.
  6. Using electric mixer, beat 1 cup cream in medium bowl until peaks form. Fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture in 4 additions. Cover and chill white chocolate mousse until set, about 3 hours. DO AHEAD: Pears and mousse can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.
  7. For trifle assembly:
  8. Cut pears lengthwise in half and remove cores and stems; cut halves lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  9. Arrange ladyfingers, rounded sides down, in single layer in bottom of 12-cup trifle dish (about 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches deep), covering bottom completely (using about 15 ladyfingers). Drizzle 5 tablespoons pear syrup evenly over ladyfingers. Using small offset spatula, spread 1/3 of white chocolate mousse over ladyfingers, making layer slightly thicker around outer edges of dish to allow mousse to be more visible (center of mousse layer will be thin). Starting at outer edges of dish, place pear slices in single layer with curved edges against sides of dish atop mousse, covering completely. Repeat layering of ladyfingers, syrup, mousse, and pears 2 more times. Cover with fourth layer of ladyfingers (some ladyfingers and pear slices may be left over). Drizzle ladyfingers evenly with 5 tablespoons syrup. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate trifle and remaining pear syrup separately.
  10. Using electric mixer, beat 2 cups whipping cream in large bowl until soft peaks form. Add 1/4 cup pear syrup and beat until stiff peaks form. Working in batches, transfer cream to large pastry bag fitted with large star tip. Pipe rosettes all over top of trifle, mounding slightly in center. Sprinkle with crystallized ginger. Garnish with chocolate curls. DO AHEAD: Can be made 6 hours ahead. Keep refrigerated.
  11. Sift powdered sugar over trifle just before serving.
  12. * Mascarpone is an Italian cream cheese; sold at many supermarkets and at Italian markets.
  13. ** Available in the bakery or bread section of some supermarkets and at specialty foods stores.
  14. TIP:
  15. To make chocolate curls, place one 3 1/2-ounce bar of high-quality white chocolate on a plate and microwave on high at 5-second intervals just until slightly softened, but not hot or beginning to melt. Using vegetable peeler and starting at one long edge of the chocolate bar, shave white chocolate into curls. If the shaved chocolate breaks into small shards, it's not soft enough, so place in microwave again for a few seconds. If the chocolate becomes too soft, let it stand at room temperature or chill briefly until it firms up a bit.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 9786.24 Kcal (40973 kJ)
Calories from fat 275.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.6g 47%
Cholesterol 137.89mg 46%
Sodium 685.45mg 29%
Potassium 8066.41mg 172%
Total Carbs 446.96g 149%
Sugars 178.04g 712%
Dietary Fiber 19.87g 79%
Protein 9.98g 20%
Vitamin C 16.6mg 28%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 1152.7mg 115%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 84.58 Kcal (354 kJ)
Calories from fat 2.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.26g 47%
Cholesterol 1.19mg 46%
Sodium 5.92mg 29%
Potassium 69.71mg 172%
Total Carbs 3.86g 149%
Sugars 1.54g 712%
Dietary Fiber 0.17g 79%
Protein 0.09g 20%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 28%
Calcium 10mg 115%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 197.5
  • 56

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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