Lemon Mousse (Mousse au Citron)
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.
Yield: serves 8-10
- 8 eggs
- 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.