This creamy lemon dessert showcases the fruit's flavor beautifully.
Mousse au Citron (Lemon Mousse)
Looking for a light, creamy dessert? This Mousse au Citron has an airy texture and delicious lemon flavor.
1 1⁄4 cups sugar
1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
Juice and zest of 4 lemons
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Whisk together 4 eggs, 4 yolks (reserve remaining whites), and 1 cup sugar in a 4–qt. saucepan. Add salt and juice and zest; stir until smooth. Place saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring, until mixture thickens to the consistency of loose pudding, about 10 minutes. Pour through a fine strainer into a large bowl, and chill.
Whisk egg whites and remaining sugar in a bowl until stiff peaks form; add to curd. Fold gently until combined; set aside. Whisk cream and vanilla in a bowl until stiff peaks form; add to curd mixture. Fold until combined. Spoon mousse into serving cups; chill before serving.