Lime And White Chocolate Mousse Parfaits With Blackberries

These are super-duper parfaits and the only thing you need is a candy thermometer. Serve is your prettiest dessert dishes and you, my friend, are again the Queen of the dinner service.

  • 5 large egg yolks
  •  1/2 cup sugar
  •  1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  •  4 tsp. finely grated lime zest
  •  pinch of salt
  •  1/4 cup plus 2 2/3 cups whipping cream, well chilled
  •  3 1/2 oz. of top quality white chocolate, finely chopped
  •  5 cups of blackberries, washed

Whisk the eggs, sugar, lime juice and zest and salt in a medium metal bowl to blend well. Set bowl over a pot of simmering water and whisk until the mixture becomes very thick and a candy thermometer registers 165-170 degrees. Cool mousse down to room temperature.

Combine 1/4 cup cream and white chocolate in another bowl over hot water and stir constantly until the chocolate has almost all melted. Remove from heat and continue stirring until it has completely melted and is smooth. Set aside.

Beat remaining cream until firm peaks form. Divide the cream between the two mousses, folding in 1 cup at a time. It should be about 3
cups for each mousse.

Layer about 1/4 cup of lime mousse in 8 parfait dishes or wine glasses. Add 4-5 blackberries and layer about 1/4 cup of white chocolate mousse over the berries. Repeat with 1 more layer each and top with a few more berries.

Serve with a well chilled ice wine (burgundy ice wine is lovely) and enjoy the rest of the evening with friends.


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