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Apple and Strawberry Dessert Harmony: A dance of caramelized apples with hints of lemon and layers of creamy cheese and chocolate

Apple and Strawberry Dessert Harmony: A dance of caramelized apples with hints of lemon and layers of creamy cheese and chocolate

Dig into the delicious layers of this apple and strawberry dessert, where caramelized apples with a hint of lemon blend perfectly with creamy cheese and rich chocolate. The dessert is finely balanced with the acidity of the lemon, the sweetness of the caramelized apples and the delicate texture of the cheesecake and layers of chocolate, all topped with a refreshing strawberry compote. This dessert is not only a treat for the palate but also a visual treat.

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Why you'll love it: Each layer of this dessert offers a unique texture and flavor, making each bite a new experience. Caramelized apples provide a mild sweetness enhanced by lemon zest, while the layer of creamy cheese adds a rich, creamy texture. The chocolate layer introduces a decadent richness, perfectly complemented by the fresh and tangy strawberry compote. This dessert is a perfect example of how contrasting flavors can come together to create a harmonious and luxurious treat.

Perfect occasion: This layered dessert is perfect for celebrations, family gatherings or as an elegant finale to a dinner party. It is also suitable for holidays and special occasions where you want to impress your guests with a sophisticated and delicious dessert.

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Decorating Tips: replaces the word nice with empty make this dessert even more appealing, decorate with slices of fresh strawberries, mint leaves and a pinch of lemon zest. For a touch of elegance, you can also add edible flowers or sprinkle with a little powdered sugar.

Ingredients:

  • Caramelized apples:
    • 50g of water
    • 70-100g sugar
    • 3 peeled apples (360g)
    • 15g lemon juice
    • 30g butter
    • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Cheese layer:
    • 400 g of cheese 9% fat
    • 360 g caramelized apples
    • 18g gelatin
    • 90g of water (for the gelatin)
  • Chocolate layer:
    • 90 g of milk chocolate
    • 70g cream (20% fat)
    • 4g gelatin
    • 20g water (for the gelatin)
  • Compote:
    • 150g strawberries
    • 30g sugar (adjust to taste)
    • 5g lemon juice
    • Zest of 1/2 lemon
    • Mint optional
    • 300g of water
  • Strawberry layer:
    • 150g strawberry compote
    • 5g gelatin
    • 25g water (for the gelatin)
    • Strawberries for decoration

Preparation:

  1. Line a 15×15 cm mold with plastic wrap and acetate film.
  2. For the caramelized apples, boil the water and sugar, add the apple slices, cover and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice, zest and butter, increase the heat until the apples are golden brown.
  3. For the cheese layer, mix the cheese and apples until smooth. Taste and adjust the sweetness. Dissolve the gelatin in the water, mix with the cheese, pour into the mold and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. For the chocolate layer, melt the chocolate with the cream, in a bain-marie or in the microwave, incorporate the dissolved gelatin and pour over the set cheese layer.
  5. Prepare the strawberry compote by boiling all the ingredients, adjusting the sweetness if necessary. Cool slightly, dissolve the gelatin in water, mix with the compote and pour over the chocolate layer once set.
  6. Decorate with fresh strawberries and refrigerate until all layers are firm.

Enjoy this beautifully layered apple and strawberry dessert, a symphony of flavors that offers a luxurious and refreshing treat for any dessert lover!

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