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Strawberry Mousse

Lightly sweet and refreshing, this easy-to-make mousse is a family favorite!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Red food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in flour. Press onto the bottom of a 9-in. or 10-in. springform pan; prick with a fork.
  • Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 300°; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, for filling, puree enough berries (about 1-1/2 pints) to make 2 cups. Set aside remaining berries for garnish. Stir lemon juice and sugar into puree.
  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add to puree; chill until mixture begins to thicken.
  • Fold in whipped cream and food coloring if desired. Pour into crust; chill until set. Garnish with reserved strawberries.

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