Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Green Apple Mousse

Apple mousse / Vahustatud õunatarretis

Perhaps not the most seasonal dessert (local apples become available in a month or two), but it's a light dessert that would taste lovely on a hot day. You do need a cold fridge for cooling it, however!

Make sure to choose crisp and slightly tart apples like Granny Smith.

Green Apple Mousse
(Vahustatud õunatarretis)
Serves 4

Apple mousse / Vahustatud õunatarretis

250 g apples (cored and peeled weight)
500 ml water (2 cups)
5 Tbsp caster sugar
6 gelatine leaves
0.5 tsp vanilla extract

Peel and core the apples, cut into chunks. Place in a boiling water (try adding a splash of lemon juice to keep the apples from discoloring) and simmer until apples are soft.
Using a slotted spoon, remove the apples and press through a fine mesh sieve into a large mixing bowl.
Add sugar to the hot apple "stock" and stir, until sugar has dissolved.
Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for about 5 minutes. Squeeze slightly, then stir into the hot apple syrup, one by one. Pour the syrup into the apple pureé, season with vanilla extract.
Let it cool a little, until the mixture starts to set a little. Using a hand-held or standing mixture, whip until light and fluffy.
Divide between the dessert bowls and place into a cool place to set a little.


Marisa said...

This is a very unusual (for me) dessert - have not seen anything quite like it. Would imagine it to quite refreshing on a hot summer's day though.

Patricia Scarpin said...

I love tart apples, Pille - and this mousse looks so light! Love it!

Maxxfi said...

What about making a version with agar agar, instead of regular jelly?

Jessica said...

Very interesting dessert. I've never used gelatine leaves. Honestly, I've never even heard of them. Do they work the same as boxed gelatin?


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