California Raisin & Pumpkin Strudel with Sour Cream Parfait Lollipop & California Raisin Custard Sauce

AuthorCalifornia Raisins
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Edwin Leow | Assistant Pastry Chef, Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa
This is a modern interpretation of a strudel. I paired pumpkin with California Raisins as baked pumpkin has a distinctive taste that complements the natural sweetness of California Raisins perfectly. Orange lends a refreshing twist and the technique of twisting when dipping the sour cream parfait lollipop adds a contemporary touch.

California Raisin & Pumpkin Strudel with Sour Cream Parfait Lollipop & California Raisin Custard Sauce
Yields12 Servings
Yields 12 portions
CALIFORNIA RAISIN, PUMPKIN & ALMOND CREAM
 40 g California Natural Raisins
 75 g pumpkin, peeled
 35 ml orange juice
 75 g butter
 15 g sugar
 75 g ground almonds
 75 g eggs
 34 g plain flour, sifted
ZESTY FILO PASTRY
 3 layers filo pastry
 20 g sugar
 30 g ground almonds
 zest of 1 orange
 melted butter, for brushing
SOUR CREAM PARFAIT LOLLIPOP
 75 g egg yolk
 75 g sugar
 125 ml sour cream
 25 g trimoline
 5 g gelatine sheet, pre-soaked
 30 ml lemon juice
 225 ml whipping cream
LOLLIPOP DIP
 200 g white chocolate, melted
 50 g cocoa butter, melted
 10 g orange coloured cocoa butter, melted
ORANGE LIQUEUR-INFUSED CALIFORNIA RAISINS
 100 g California Natural & Golden Raisins
 100 ml orange liqueur
 10 ml sugar syrup
CALIFORNIA RAISIN CUSTARD SAUCE
 20 g orange liqueur-infused California Golden Raisins
 10 g sugar
 44 g egg yolk
 25 ml milk
 25 ml orange juice
 50 ml whipping cream
 ¼ pod vanilla bean
ORANGE JAM
 1 fresh orange
 5 ml lemon juice
 70 g sugar
 35 ml water
PISTACHIO CRUMBLE
 10 g ground pistachio
 10 g ground pistachio
 10 g sugar
 10 g butter
CALIFORNIA RAISIN, PUMPKIN & ALMOND CREAM
1

Cut and steam pumpkin in a combi oven for 15 minutes until tender. Allow to cool.

2

Cook orange juice and California Raisins in a pot on low heat for 5 minutes, then cool. Strain the juice and reserve the California Raisins.

3

Lightly mix butter, sugar and ground almonds. Gradually add egg, followed by plain flour. Do not over mix. Add in steamed pumpkin and cooked California Raisins by hand.

ZESTY FILO PASTRY
4

Lay a piece of fib pastry on a chopping board.

5

Brush a thin layer of butter and sprinkle some sugar, ground almonds and orange zest. Lay a second layer of fib and press down slightly to remo