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Sweet Vol-au-Vent of Plums, Apples, or Any Other Fresh Fruit

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound of puff-paste
  • about 1 pint of fruit compôte

Instructions

Make 1/2 pound of puff-paste, taking care to bake it in a good brisk oven, to draw it up nicely and make it look light. Have ready sufficient stewed fruit, the syrup of which must be boiled down until very thick; fill the vol-au-vent with this, and pile it high in the centre; powder a little sugar over it, and put it back in the oven to glaze, or use a salamander for the purpose: the vol-au-vent is then ready to serve. They may be made with any fruit that is in season, such as rhubarb, oranges, gooseberries, currants, cherries, apples, etc.; but care must be taken not to have the syrup too thin, for fear of its breaking through the crust.

Time: 1/2 hour to 40 minutes to bake the vol-au-vent.

Sufficient for 1 entremets.

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Source

The Book of Household Management (1861).


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