Peach Mousse Verrines for Josie’s Virtual Baby Shower

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Peach Mousse Verrine

Food blogging is a truly magical thing. Though I’ve said it before, it bears repeating. It brings together people from different circumstances who share one common love. Friendships are made over conversations about food, but they continue based on so much more. When I met some of my friends at BlogHer Food earlier this year, I felt as though I’d known them forever. Before the conference, I made plans to share a room with my friend Josie. After meeting her (and the other people I “knew” beforehand), I was so sad to leave. I even got a little teary-eyed as I walked away from them, luggage in hand, knowing I had just experienced something amazing but not knowing when we would all see each other again. Since I can’t celebrate Josie’s upcoming addition in person, I’m so glad Annie is hosting this virtual shower for her.

Josie and I at BlogHer Food 2011

Josie, being a true Georgia girl, loves peaches. So when my peach drink concoction didn’t turn out as planned, I decided to go a different route and make a dessert instead. I wanted something that would be light, since showers of any sort are always (at least in my experience) heavy on food. I also wanted the recipe I chose to really showcase peaches. When I found this recipe, I knew it would be perfect. There’s minimal sugar added, which really allows the natural sweetness of the peaches to come through. Plus, it had that light texture I was hoping for. Though I made this recipe into four verrines, you could certainly make smaller ones. They would look lovely lined up on a dessert table in small glasses, each with a small spoon inside. The verrines start out with a peach purée layer that is brightened up with a little lime zest. On top of that is an airy peach mousse that makes up the majority of this dessert. Strawberry purée finishes off the verines, and you’re left with a light, fruity and refreshing dessert that tastes like summer in a glass. Josie, I hope you and the baby enjoy this, and I wish I could be there to share it with you in person.

To see the full roundup of posts for Josie’s virtual shower, make sure to check out the posts on her’s and Annie’s sites.

Peach Mousse Verrines

  • YIELD: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • For the peach purée:

  • 1 teaspoon powdered gelatin

  • 1 tablespoon cold water

  • 1 cup peaches, peeled, pitted and diced small

  • Juice and zest of a lime

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • For the peach mousse:

  • 1½ teaspoons gelatin

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • ¾ cup peaches, peeled, pitted and diced small

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • For the strawberry topping:

  • ½ teaspoon gelatin

  • 2 teaspoons water

  • ¾ cup fresh strawberries, halved

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

  • Splash of lemon juice

Directions
  • 1

    To make the peach purée, sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a very small bowl and set aside.

    Place the peaches, lime zest and juice and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and process until combined. Heat mixture in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to bubble. Add the gelatin and stir until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

    Divide evenly among 4 glasses and refrigerate until set.

  • 2

    To make the peach mousse, sprinkle the the gelatin over the water in a very small bowl and set aside.

    Purée the peaches in the bowl of a food processor until completely smooth. Place the purée and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until the mixture begins to bubble. Add the gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

    When the mixture has cooled, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold into the peach purée. Divide evenly among the glasses and refrigerate until set.

  • 3

    To make the strawberry purée, sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a very small bowl and set aside.

    Purée the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor until completely smooth. Heat the mixture in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to bubble. Add the gelatin and stir until dissolved.

    Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Divide evenly among the glasses and refrigerate until set.

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  • What a cute photo of you and Josie!

    And these Peach Mousse Verrines are simple stunning!

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  • I love fruity desserts and these look like just the right portion! And, how neat you got to meet Josie at BlogHer. 🙂

  • Michelle Kaler

    What a perfect & pretty dessert!

  • It looks like summer in a glass!

  • You know how much I love this recipe choice. Now I’m really kicking myself for not trying it sooner! I think I may have missed the opportunity this summer, but I’m definitely making it next summer. Adorable photo of you guys. Thanks for being part of Josie’s shower!

  • Aw, what a fun time we had at BHF! I can’t wait to hang out again (hopefully soon!). And what a perfect little dessert – they are just so pretty and dainty. Thanks so much for being a part of my shower! Love you, girl!

  • Courtney! This dessert is so perfect. It looks really delicious and so pretty! You are so gifted at presentation as well. Love it. It was great meeting you at BlogherFood 11 and super cool that we got to contribute to Josie’s virtual shower together!

  • What a gorgeous contribution to the shower! Your description and picture are perfect, as are your words about Josie and BlogHer. I can’t wait to make this 🙂

  • What a stunning dessert you’ve made, Courtney! I can imagine all of us being all over these verrines – peaches and strawberries? Yum!! It was awesome being able to hang out in person at BHF and I hope we’ll be able to do it again soon!!

  • Love this recipe and quite a beautiful photo of the dessert, Courtney.
    Ps. I have fond memories of taking that photo of you guys…over and over and over and over. Glad to see it turned out well eventually!

  • These look adorable-I love the color combinations! I totally want to come to BlogHer this year 🙂

  • What a wonderful treat for a virtual bridal shower! How thoughtful!

  • Pam

    These sound wonderfully light and summery. Thanks for sharing.

  • Amy

    What fun! This looks super delish too! What a great idea! Hmmmm….

  • Looks yummy!