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  • Writer's pictureKaritas Mitrogogos

Pineapple Lemon Mousse

I grew up having this wonderful treat on many special family occasions and always on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve . . . and since I didn't make it for Christmas, I'm definitely making it for New Year's Eve.

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2020!

Lemon Pineapple Mousse Recipe


6 sheets gelatin

3 large eggs

125 g sugar

1 x 450 g tin pineapple (fruit and juice)

1 large lemon finely grated lemon zest and juice

2 ½ cups whipping cream

Garnish: Lemon/lime rind, pineapple and if you like, grated chocolate or coconut

Preparation Method

Place gelatin sheets in cold water for about 5 minutes to soften. Squeeze gelatin sheets to drain off excess water and place in a bowl over boiling water to melt.

With an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add pineapple juice from tin, lemon zest and mix.

When the gelatin sheets have melted, remove bowl from boiling water, add lemon juice and mix. Pour into egg/pineapple juice mixture while stirring continuously.

Whip cream and add to egg/juice mixture. Mix carefully. Pour mixture into a nice serving bowl or into individual glasses and refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight.

When the mousse has set, garnish with lemon rind or pineapple fruit cut into small cubes or pieces. Just before serving sprinkle with grated chocolate or grated coconut.

Yield: Serves 6

  • For another serving option try layering the pineapple fruit with mousse in glasses or bowls and garnish with pineapple and a dollop of whipped cream.

  • If you like a bit stronger lemony taste you can use lime zest. I also like to use lime for decoration as you see in photo.

  • In photo, next to lemon pineapple mousse is my chocolate mousse which I make all the time as my hubby can't get enough of it! Here is a link to the recipe is on the website.

  • Never use fresh pineapple for this recipe as it will not work with geletain!

© KaritasM - December 2019

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