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Lemon Mousse with Fresh Berries

Lemon Mousse with Fresh Berries (Prepared)


10 mins


45 mins




1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
6 large egg yolks
2 large eggs
1-1/2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
1-12oz basket halved strawberries
1-6 oz basket fresh blueberries
1-6 oz basket fresh raspberries
1-6 oz basket fresh blackberries
2 cups chilled whipping cream
8 whole strawberries
fresh mint sprigs


Step 1

Combine 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, 6 egg yolks, 2 whole eggs and grated lemon peel in large metal bowl.

Step 2

Set bowl over saucepan of simmering water (do not allow bowl to touch water). Whisk until thermometer inserted into mixture registers 160°F. Transfer lemon curd to another large bowl. Chill until cool, whisking occasionally.

Step 3

Toss berries and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in another bowl.

Step 4

Using mixer, beat 1-1/2 cups cream in medium bowl until medium-firm peaks form. Fold 1/3 of whipped cream into lemon curd to lighten, then fold in remaining whipped cream.

Step 5

Divide berry mixture among 8 dessert bowls or wine glasses. Spoon lemon mousse over berries.

Step 6

Using mixer, beat remaining 1/2 cup cream in medium bowl until stiff peaks form. Spoon whipped cream atop desserts. Garnish with whole strawberries and mint sprigs.

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