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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Peach Mousse #foodieextravaganza

Welcome back to our monthly Foodie Extravaganza!
Foodie Extravaganza
If this is your first time joining us, the Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly party hosted by bloggers who love food!  Each month we incorporate one main ingredient into recipes to share with you and this month that ingredient is one of my favorite summertime treats...PEACHES!

When I first heard that our August ingredient was peaches, I knew I was going to make peach pie.  I love peach pie.  I made some peach and cherry pie last summer that was just divine, and wanted to expand on that.

Except that it has been so ridiculously hot here, I can't think about turning on the oven.  I just had to think of something that didn't require so much heat.  And I made peach ice cream a couple weeks ago, so that was kind of out....

Peach Mousse was the perfect answer.  Cool and sweet, peach mousse is quite simply peaches and cream.  How can you go wrong with that?!

Peaches and almonds are a great combination and the addition of the candied almonds adds some texture to this smooth and creamy dish.

Before you get on to the recipe for this amazing dessert, be sure to check out these other perfect peach recipes from the rest of the Foodie Extravaganza bloggers!

Perfect Peach Treats

Peach & Blue Cheese Prosciutto Bruschetta by Keep it Simple, Sweetie
Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler by From Gate to Plate
Peach Mousse by Love in the Kitchen
Peach Orange Banana Smoothie by We Like to Learn as We Go
Peach Almond Cake by My Creative Days
Raspberry Peach Smoothie by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Peach Donuts by Rae Gun Ramblings
Peaches & Cream Dessert Bars by The Freshman Cook
Fresh Peach Salsa by Rhubarb and Honey
Skinny Vegan Peach Coffee Cake by Baking in Pyjamas
Pistachio Peach Pie Pops by Pantry Friendly Cooking

We hope you all enjoyed our delicious peach packed foods this month and don’t forget to stop by to see what next month’s ingredient is!
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Peach Mousse

by Susan @ Love in the Kitchen
Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus 2 hours chill
Ingredients (6 servings)
    For the Mousse
    • 6 medium peaches
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (2 1/2 teaspoons)
    • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
    • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    For the Topping
    • 1 medium peach
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup blanched almonds
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    Make the Mousse

    • Cut the 6 peaches for the mousse into halves and remove the pits.
    • Place peach halves into a sauce pan. Stir in the bornw sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, until peaches are soft and liquid is mostly reduced.
    • Puree cooked peaches (in food processor or blender) until very smooth. Cool completely.
    • In a separate large bowl, mix gelatin and 2 tablespoons of the whipping cream. Let sit for 5 minutes. Stir again until the gelatin is incorporated into the cream.
    • Add the remaining cream and beat to soft peaks. Gradually add in the confectioners' sugar and salt. Whip to stiff peaks.
    • Gently fold the pureed peaches into the whipped cream using a rubber spatula.
    • When the peaches have been fully incorporated into the cream, pour the mousse into servng dishes. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
    Make the Topping
    • Thinly slice the remaining peach. Add peach slices and sugar to a small bowl and set aside.
    • Melt butter in saute pan. Add almonds and sugar. Stir constantly over medium-low heat until the sugar has caramelized and coats the almonds. Remove from heat and set on a piece of wax paper to cool.
    • When the mousse is set, arrange slices of peach on the top of each serving.
    • Split the almonds into 6 equal pieces and place almonds on top of each serving.
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    1. I bet this is refreshing - perfect for summertime.

    2. Looks wonderful!! Blessings, Catherine

    3. This looks gorgeous, and very refreshing. What a great choice!

    4. Oh my ... this sounds so light and delicious! Definitely perfect for summertime!

    5. This looks so refreshing and so perfect in the margarita glasses.

    6. I'm sorry to hear about the heat!! Luckily here in Iowa we have only had a few days of summer and the rest have felt like spring... I'm loving every moment of it!
      I love mousse and the candied almonds with the peaches... I can't wait to try this!

    7. Sounds like a great dish to cool you down with :) Laura@Baking in Pyjamas