Crêpes Belle Hélène is a spin-off from the German dessert, Poire belle Helene which was created around 1864 by Auguste Escoffier and named after the operetta La belle Helene. The original dessert consisted of pears poached in sugar syrup served with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and crystallized violets.
We first developed our spin on this classic for Allergic Living Magazine. It quickly became one of our favorite desserts and we’re excited to share it while pears are plentiful.
Let’s get poaching!