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Maple Mousse

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


6 servings

I love to make this dessert with maple syrup produced in our area. For a change from heavier cakes and pies, it’s a refreshing ending to a holiday meal.
Maple Mousse Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup plus 6 teaspoons maple syrup, divided
  • 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, toasted
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat 3/4 cup syrup just until it simmers. Reduce heat to low. Whisk a small amount of hot syrup into egg yolks; return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and reaches 160°. Transfer to a large bowl; set bowl in ice water and stir for 2 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the syrup mixture. Spoon into dessert dishes. Chill for at least 2 hours. If desired, top with whipped cream. Just before serving, drizzle with remaining 6 teaspoons syrup and sprinkle with hazelnuts.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 441 calories, 33g fat (19g saturated fat), 215mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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