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passion fruit mousse

Easy Passion Fruit Mousse

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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Author: Lorena Salinas from Cravings Journal


For the crumble

  • 50 g unsalted butter cold and cut in cubes
  • 65 g all-purpose flour
  • 30 g granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt

For the passion fruit

  • 400 g passion fruit pulp
  • 100 g granulated sugar

For the mousse

  • Passion fruit from above
  • 220 g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 200 g whipping cream cold, straight from the fridge
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar


For the crumble

  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Use your fingers to pinch the butter into the dry ingredients until there are no bits of butter visible. Alternatively, you can do this in a food processor.
  • Spread the crumble on a baking tray lined with baking paper or a silpat. Bake it in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  • Let it cool down completely and crumble it up with your fingers. Reserve.

For the passion fruit

  • Cook the pulp (with seeds and all) with the sugar over medium-high heat until you have half the original volume.
  • Divide the result into two (I weigh it and divide it exactly): one part will be our sauce and the other one you will strain for the mousse.
  • Let both cool down completely before using them.

For the passion fruit mousse

  • Whip up the cream cheese and strained passion fruit from above. Do it until it's very smooth and doesn't have lumps. If you're using a stand mixer, remember to stop every once in a while to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Remove the mix from the bowl and wash it or use another one for the cream. Whip the cream with the icing sugar until light and fluffy. You don't want it to be super stiff like you would for decorating a cake but rather a bit less than that, with a medium peak.
  • Add half the whipped cream to the cream cheese and passion fruit mix and incorporate them using folding motions. Repeat with the other half of the cream.
  • To assemble the mousse, you can layer the flavours in individual containers or in a small trifle dish. If you want to use a large trifle dish, it's best to double the recipe. Place a bit of crumble at the base, followed by mousse and finish it off with the sauce. If you're using a trifle dish you can make 2-3 layers.
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