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Pistachio and Pear Cake with Domes

Pistachio and Pear Cake with Domes

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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Additional Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Cakes and Pies
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings


Pistachio Dacquoise

  • 200 g egg whites 1 cup
  • 75 g granulated sugar ⅓ cup
  • 187.5 g granulated sugar 6.6 oz
  • 187.5 g pistachios 6.6 oz
  • 50 g flour 00 1.7 oz

Pear Mousse

  • 600 g pears 21.2 oz
  • 40 g granulated sugar 1.4 oz
  • 1 glass Moscato wine
  • 150 ml whipping cream ⅔ cup
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 5 g gelatine sheets 0.17 oz


  • Pistachio Dacquoise
  • Whip the egg whites with 75 gr. (2.65 oz) of sugar.
  • Chop the pistachios with the remaining sugar 187.5g (6.6 oz)
  • Pour the powder (chopped pistachios and flour) on the whipped egg whites and mix very gently from the bottom up.
  • In a pan covered with baking paper pour the mixture and with the help of a spatula level the layer.
  • Bake at 180°C (356°F) for about 10 minutes.
  • Pear Mousse
  • Soak the gelatine sheets in cold water for 10-15 minutes
  • Peel the pears, remove the core, and cut them into small pieces.
  • Pour them in a pot with the wine and sugar and cook over medium heat at the same time mix them for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heater and with a hand mixer emulsify the mixture.
  • Re-put it on the heater and cook until it is a little bit dry.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • In the meantime, whip the cream, melt the honey in a bain-marie, and incorporate the two ingredients into the cooled pear cream.
  • Add the squeezed gelatin and mix.
  • Pour the cream into a rectangular mold and freeze for at least 1-2 hours.
  • Assembling
  • Remove the pear mousse from the freezer and leave to cool down for few minutes then place it on the pistachio dacquoise.
  • Garnish with cocoa powder, pistachio, and pears domes.. or whatever else you prefer!


Keyword pear cake, pistachio cake
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