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Ontario Peach Mousse

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(NC) - "Every summer at the cottage, my mother took advantage of peach season to prepare this recipe that my brothers, my dad and I loved so much. It was the era of liqueurs and everyone had a bottle of Amaretto in their bar. Nice memories... Today, I still enjoy the freshness of this fragrant mousse." ~ Hélène Laurendeau, TV host and nutritionist.


    Ontario Peach Mousse
  • 1-1/2 lb Ontario peaches (about 6), peeled, pitted and cut into slices 750 g
  • 1 cup sugar 250 mL
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice 45 mL
  • 1/4 cup Amaretto liqueur 50 mL
  • 1 tbsp powdered gelatine ( 1 envelope) 15 mL
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract 2 mL
  • Strawberries or raspberries for garnish


In a sauce pan at medium heat, combine peaches, sugar and lemon. Cook for 15 minutes, until peaches are soft and tender. Remove from heat.

In a small bowl, pour Amaretto and sprinkle with gelatine. Let swell for 10 minutes. Add the gelatine mixture to the peaches in the sauce pan and stir for one minute until gelatine is completely dissolved. Let peach mixture cool to room temperature.

In a medium bowl, whisk cream and almond extract until firm.

In a blender, purée peach mixture. Add purée to cream and mix well. Divide into 10 ramekins and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with a strawberry or a few raspberries and a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Fact: In China, the peach is a symbol of long life and immortality.

Source: Developed by Hélène Laurendeau

Serving Size: Makes 10 Servings

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