Easter Lemon Drop Mousse8 Reviews
- Prep: 1 hr
- Ready In: 9 hr
“Easter Lemon Drop Mousse is a refreshingly tangy dessert cake that is prepared in a 9-inch springform pan. The delicate crust is sweeten with lemon drops and the light lemony filling is topped with whipping cream sprinkled with lemon drop sugar.” - by Kathleen
Original recipe yields 1 - 9 inch springform pan
- To prepare the crust, combine the crushed vanilla wafers with the melted butter and 1/4 cup of the finely crushed candy (save the remainder for use as a decoration). Mix well, then press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate while proceeding with the recipe.
- Whisk together egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons of sugar until smooth, then set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy. Sprinkle in the cream of tartar and continue whipping until soft peaks form. Gradually add 3/4 cups of sugar while continuing to whip to stiff peaks.
- Fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites, then gently fold in the whipped cream until no streaks remain. Spoon this mixture into the chilled crust, and place into the freezer.
- Whip the remaining 1/2 cup of whipping cream until it starts to thicken, then gradually add 3 tablespoons of light corn syrup, and continue beating until stiff. Using a pastry bag, pipe the whipped cream onto the mousse in a decorative pattern. Sprinkle the top with the reserved crushed lemon drop candy. Freeze for at least 8 hours before serving.
Amount Per Serving (16 total)
- 326 cal
- 20.4 g
- 34 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (8)Rate This Recipe
"I made this for my mom birthday. Everyone loved it!!! It tasted more like icecream than mousse...." See more"
"Tasted great. I made the mistake of taking it out of freezer and letting it chill in fridge too long, to avoid tasting like lemon ice cream as previsouly stated, and it was "lemon soup." So in other..." See more words, serve it frozen! Will make again!"
"I made this dessert for Easter & forgot to serve it. Please tell me I am not the only one who habitually does that! ;o) Hubby & I enjoyed it once it had thawed some but we didn't really care for it as..." See more a frozen cake. I added a bit extra candy to the crust & baked it for about 10 minutes (before adding the mousse of course) to help it hold together. I used finely crushed candy to cover the cake, then piped on the whipped cream & used coarsely crushed candy to garnish the puffs of whipped cream. Thansk for a tasty recipe Kathleen...I'm sure my guests would have loved it. LOL"
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