Recipe: White Chocolate-Raspberry Decadence

We found some gorgeous raspberries on sale this week, and I had a package of frozen puff pastry in the freezer; this inspired me to make the following. It has four parts: white chocolate pudding; whipped cream; fresh raspberries; puff pastry. I include three different serving options at the end.

Puff Pastry

In this case, a package of frozen puff pastry will do just fine. Thaw according to package directions. Cut into squares, about 2 or 3 inches on a side. Lay out on a parchment-lined sheet pan and bake at 350 until golden-brown. (We ended up baking for 20 minutes, rotating the pan to evenly brown the pastry, then baking roughly another 10 minutes.) Actual time/temp necessary may depend on your oven and pastry; when in doubt, go by package directions and check it regularly while it’s in the oven. Allow to cool completely.

White Chocolate Pudding

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 (3.5 oz) bars Green & Black’s vanilla white chocolate bars*, broken into small pieces

Whisk the cornstarch into the 1/2 cup milk, then whisk in the two egg yolks. Set aside.

Place the 2 cups milk in a saucepan with the pinch of salt and the 2T sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

As soon as the milk comes to a boil, whisk a spoonful of it into the cornstarch and egg mixture to temper it, then pour that back into the milk. Continue to cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens, about one minute.

Remove from heat. Add the vanilla and the butter. Whisk until the butter has melted in.

Add the white chocolate pieces. Whisk until smooth.

Allow to sit at room temp until cool; refrigerate until chilled (at least two hours; overnight is fine).

*Of course you can use any brand of white chocolate you want. I mention G&B’s because it’s the one brand I’ve found that has a totally smooth, buttery, non-chalky taste.

Whipped Cream

Fetch a pint of heavy cream (nothing beats chilled local farm cream) and beat in a mixer set on high until stiff peaks form.

Raspberries

Wash and sort through roughly 4 cups of fresh raspberries.

 

Assembly

Option 1: Parfait Cut, tear, or crumble the puff pastry into small pieces. Layer all of the parts of the recipe at least twice over in serving glasses (pastry, pudding, raspberries, whipped cream). Serve immediately, before the pastry gets soggy.

Option 2: Shells Instead of buying a sheet of puff pastry, buy packaged puff pastry shells (Pepperidge Farm makes some nice ones) and bake according to package directions. Fill with pudding, top with whipped cream, and scatter raspberries around them.

Option 3: Individual bowls This is an easy, yummy option, and it still looks great (photos below). Pool some pudding in the bottom of a bowl. Top with a dollop of whipped cream. Place a handful of raspberries to one side of the cream, and stick a puff pastry square on another side. Voila!

 

Pudding and Whipped Cream

Pudding and Whipped Cream

 

White Chocolate-Raspberry Decadence

White Chocolate-Raspberry Decadence

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4 comments on “Recipe: White Chocolate-Raspberry Decadence
  1. I am a woman who does not know how to cook the right food makes it especially desirable because it tastes good ………….. a year already but my marriage age is still no significant changes for the cooking affairs, I fikir was frustrating because I cook it very difficult, until I found your article and give it a try ……..
    Recipe: White Chocolate-Raspberry Decadence is a recipe that is perfect for beginners ……….. anyway, since it is simple.
    I am happy to have successfully tried your recipe turns out it was favored by the family

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  2. Marisa says:

    This looks sensational. I have never made desert before. So far, my cooking experience revolves around vegetables and about a million chicken recipes, with a few not very successful experiments with beef. I think I should try to make this. It looks both delicious and easy to make.

  3. Joe says:

    OMG this looks absolutely amazing…next time I have raspberries I am totally trying this!

  4. Kimberly says:

    Yummy! I love to have some plate with this delicious White Chocolate-Raspberry Decadence.

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