Carême’s Hazelnut Pithiviers with Orange

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Preparation info

  • Makes one 10 inch cake; serves about

    12

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

Glamorous and very professional-looking, this traditional mainstay of French pâtisserie is actually a cinch to put together. It’s nothing but two scallop-edged disks of puff pastry sandwiched around a rich nut paste filling. This version is based on Antonin Carême’s recipe for Gâteau de Pithiviers aux Avelines from his monumental Le