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Fresh Lemon Mousse

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“Light and creamy! (cooking time is chilling time)”
4hrs 25mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 egg whites
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup whipping cream


  1. Juice and grate the zest from the lemons.
  2. Combine the egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat until thickened.
  3. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest. Pour into a double boiler and simmer for 10 minutes, until thickened, whisking constantly. Let stand until cool.
  4. Beat the egg whites and salt in a chilled mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold into the lemon mixture. Chill for 2 hours.
  5. Beat the whipping cream in a chilled mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Fold into lemon mixture. Chill until serving time.
  6. To serve, spoon the mousse into individual dessert bowls.

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