About This Fresh Pear Mille Feuille With Walnut Butter Recipe
A Mille Feuille is a classic French dessert that literally means a “thousand sheets”. My version of Mille Feuille, made with fresh pear and walnuts, puts a fresh, fruity twist on this classic. It’s gorgeous, delicious, and everything you’d expect when you look at these photos.
The best part? It’s super easy to put together! You’ll need just under 10 minutes even if you make everything from scratch! The key is to slice the pear into thin slices, and then it’s just a matter of layering everything up. The pear gives you that fresh crunch while the addition of the simple walnut butter elevates this dish to magical, nutty heaven.
Fresh pears are not only delicious, but they also have several health benefits. They are an excellent source of fiber, which can help regulate digestion and prevent constipation. They also contain vitamins and minerals that can boost your immune system and help keep your skin healthy. Pears are also low in calories, making them a great choice for people watching their weight.
Walnuts also offer a plethora of health benefits. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which helps maintain heart health and prevent chronic diseases. They are also rich in antioxidants that protect the body against damage from free radicals. Furthermore, walnuts have been shown to improve mental clarity and cognitive function. So, not only are they tasty and satisfying, but walnuts can also help you stay healthy and sharp!
If you’ve never tried walnut butter, you’re in for a treat! This delicious spread is perfect on fruits, toast, sandwiches, or just by the spoonful. It is made by grinding up walnuts into a smooth paste. The resulting flavor is rich and nutty with a hint of sweetness, making it a nutritious addition to any diet.
This simple fresh pear Mille Feuille combined with walnut butter makes for a show-stopping dessert!
What You Need for This Fresh Pear Mille Feuille With Walnut Butter Recipe
- Pears: When buying pears, look for the ones that are firm to the touch and don’t have bruises or cuts. I like to use Williams pears because they are juicy but have a firm texture.
- Walnuts: I like to use baked walnuts because they are more flavorful and digestible.
- Coconut Oil: It makes a wonderful substitute for butter and adds a lovely tropical coconut flavor.
- Vanilla Seeds: The tiny vanilla seeds scrapped out from their pods offer a wonderfully delicate and earthy aroma.
- Honey: For an additional touch of sweetness, I like to add a little bit of raw honey.
- Toppings: I like to top my pear with pepitas, chia, and sesame seeds.
- Walnuts: I have used walnuts, but they can be replaced with any other type of nuts. Almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, and pecans will all be great substitutes.
- Coconut Oil: You can replace the coconut oil with butter, too.
- Honey: I like to use raw honey, but you can also use maple syrup if you wish.
- Toppings: I like to use pepitas, chia, and sesame seeds, but you can use whatever toppings you like.
Can I prepare this pear Mille Feuille in advance?
You can prepare the walnut butter a few days in advance and keep it in the fridge in an air-tight container. You can also slice the pear around half an hour before serving and dip the slices in acidulated water to prevent the browning. Once ready to serve, just form the layers and enjoy. However, this fresh pear Mille Feuille is better consumed immediately after it is made.
Can I use other types of pears?
Yes. Just make sure the type you choose has a firm texture and keeps its shape because if it’s too soft, the layers may not stay up and you’ll end up with a mushy dessert. Bosc pear, Anjou, Concorde, and French butter pears are good options.
Fresh Pear Mille Feuille With Walnut Butter
This fresh pear Mille Feuille with walnut butter is simple to make and is the perfect dish to present when you want to impress your guests. Go ahead and give it a try; you’ll be glad you did!
Yield: 2 servings
For the walnut butter:
For the pear mille feuille:
Toppings of choice:
How To Make Fresh Pear Mille Feuille With Walnut Butter Step By Step
Start by making walnut butter. Add all the ingredients for the walnut butter to a blender and blitz until you get soft, creamy butter. Set aside.
Cut your pear into thin slices using a paring knife or a mandoline slicer and remove the core.
Now start to layer everything. Every 2-3 slices of pear, add some walnut butter, honey, and your favorite toppings. Continue to layer the slices of pear, walnut butter, honey, and toppings all the way to the top. Serve immediately!
- If you want to prevent premature browning of the pear slices, dip them in acidulated water (a mix of water with a few drops of lemon juice).
- Make sure the pears are not too ripe, as they’ll be difficult to cut into thin slices, and everything will be too mushy.