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Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2018 hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and a fun giveaway? 44 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 180 sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, martinis, cocoa, and more! Our #ChristmasSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you so much, Sponsors, for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway below and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and what you can win!
YAY! the most exciting week of the holiday season is here! #ChristmasSweetsWeek! Thanks to Dixie Crystals, we are bringing you this Vanilla Yogurt Mousse with Cinnamon Apples to kick off this fun filled week! Keep on reading for an amazing recipe AND all of the great prizes you could win in the giveaway!
I am not usually a fan of mousse. Or pudding. Or creme brûlée. I think it’s the texture. But this summer, while in Italy, we were presented with a mousse similar to this and my husband begged me to try to recreate it using a few of our favorite flavors. And after gobbling it down, absolutely loving it (and realizing how much I loved the idea of a make ahead dessert) I went right to work. Starting with Dixie Crystals sugar!
And it was worth it. This Vanilla Yogurt Mousse with Cinnamon Apples will make your house smell delicious. It is perfect for a dinner party as you can make it ahead of time. Since it is made in individual jars or bowls, it is easy to serve. Perfect, right? And although it looks like it takes a while to make, most of the time is hands off time, so you can be tending to something else. And there is always a lot of “something else” during the holidays!
Could you make this year round? Absolutely! We had it in the summer and it was light and refreshing after a heavy meal of pasta. I’ve served it in the cold winter after a delicious meal of short ribs.
Go ahead-make this Vanilla Yogurt Mousse with Cinnamon Apples for your next dinner party! Or make it so that you have a sweet after dinner snack for the next week. Either way it is sure to please.
Vanilla Yogurt Mousse with Cinnamon Apples
This simple yogurt mousse is the perfect make ahead dessert for your holiday entertaining-or any time!
- ½ cup whole milk
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 envelope powdered gelatin (2.5 teaspoons)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole milk vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 apples peeled and diced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ cup water
Place the bowl of your stand mixer and the whisk from your stand mixer into the freezer. (or outside if it's cold where you live)
In a medium saucepan, add milk, sugar, and gelatin powder. Stir to disperse gelatin powder. Slowly bring to a boil while whisking to dissolve the sugar and gelatin. When the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar and gelatin have dissolved, remove milk mixture from the heat.
Add the yogurt and the vanilla to the warm milk mixture, whisking until it is all well combined. Place in the refrigerator until cooled (approximately 30 minutes).
Remove the chilled bowl and whisk from the freezer and whip the cream until it forms stiff peaks. Set aside.
Remove the yogurt mixture from the refrigerator. Pour the yogurt mixture into the bowl of the stand mixer containing the whipped cream. Gently fold the whipped cream into yogurt mixture. Portion into small bowls or glass jars. Place glass jars into refrigerator and allow to chill for 2 hours.
While the yogurt mixture is cooling, make the cinnamon apple topping. Peel and dice two apples. Place in a small nonreactive saucepan. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and water. Simmer until apples are soft and water has incorporated, approximately 30 minutes. Set Cinnamon Apples aside.
Top vanilla yogurt mousse with cinnamon apples. Serve or refrigerate until ready.
This recipe can be made up to 3 days ahead of time.
Make sure to whisk well while dissolving the gelatin and sugar-you do not want to end up with lumps!
You do not need a stand mixer to make whipped cream, you can whip it by hand! Just be sure that your whisk and bowl are cold and that you have some arm power to spare.
I use 8 ounce wide mouth jars which are great for storing in the refrigerator.
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