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Marron Parfait

Ingredients
  Candied peel 2 Ounce, chopped
  Glazed cherries 2 Ounce, chopped
  Currants 2 Ounce
  Sultanas 2 Ounce
  Maraschino liqueur/Rum 4 Tablespoon
  Egg yolks 1
  Icing sugar 1⁄2 Pound
  Sifted icing sugar 1⁄2 Pound
  Double cream 1 Pint
  Unsweetened chestnut puree 4 Ounce
  Whipped cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (for garnish)
  Marrons glaces 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (for garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a bowl, add in the candied peel, cherries, currants, sultanas.
2) Mix in the Maraschino or rum. Let the fruits marinate for about 1 hour. Keep turning over the fruits in the marinade every few minutes.

MAKING
3) In a heatproof bowl, add in the egg yolks and sugar. Beat till the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
4) In a saucepan, add in 2 cups of cream. Heat on low flame. Slowly add into the egg yolk mixture.
5) Place the heatproof bowl oven a pan with simmering water. Stir the egg yolk mixture till it becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Do not let the custard boil.
6) Take the pan and the bowl off the heat.
7) In a bowl, add in the chestnut puree along with a little of the egg custard. Beat gently. Pour the mixture into a remaining custard.
8) Allow the custard to cool down. Once cooled, transfer it into a freezing tray or any shallow container. Freeze till the custard becomes thick.
9) In a bowl, beat the remaining cream till it becomes stiff. Fold carefully into the frozen custard along with the marinated fruits.
10) Transfer the mixture into a 6 1/4 cup pudding basin or mould.
11) At this stage, you may freeze the pudding. Cover with a foil. Seal, label and place in the freezer.

SERVING
12) Serve the Marron Parfait with whipped cream and Marrons Glace.
13) To thaw the frozen parfait, unwrap and transfer into the serving dish. Let thaw at room temperature for about 1 hour.
14) Serve as in step 12.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Pudding
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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