A decorative dessert consisting of cream puff pastry and crystallized fruit or other confectionery items arranged in a cone and held together by a caramel sauce.
- The typical shape of a modern croquembouche is an inverted cone, formed by piling small choux pastries on top of each other.
- A section of a towering croquembouche, cream puffs filled with custard and lassoed together with sugar, was humble and satisfying.
- The French contingent explained that each little caramel covered choux is indeed called a croquembouche.
French, literally 'crunch in the mouth'.
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