Pavê de pêssego (Brazilian peach dessert)

    30 min

    This chilled dessert is a sort of Brazilian trifle with layers of sponge fingers, tinned peaches, prunes and a rich peachy cream.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 10 

    • 375ml sweetened condensed milk
    • 125ml lemon juice
    • 1 (411g) tin peaches in syrup
    • 175g prunes, stones removed, chopped
    • 350g sponge fingers, cut in half
    • 250ml milk

    Method
    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place condensed milk in a bowl with lemon juice. Mix well until creamy; reserve.
    2. Drain the tinned peaches, reserving the syrup. Set aside one peach for decoration and cut the remainder into small cubes.
    3. Heat the prunes in a saucepan over medium low heat with 250ml of reserved peach syrup (set aside the rest); simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix remaining peach syrup with milk in a bowl and dip sponge fingers in mixture.
    4. Line a 25cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper or cling film. Place layer of sponge fingers (rounded tips down) in base of the tin. Add a layer of peaches and layer of prunes. Pour half of the lemon cream over it and cover with a layer of sponge fingers. Repeat layers, ending with a layer of the sponge fingers.
    5. Cover dessert tightly, place a plate on top and refrigerate for 4 hours.
    6. Turn out onto a plate and garnish with the reserved peach, sliced. Serve chilled.

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