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    Caribbean Lime Mousse

    Caribbean Lime Mousse. Photo by Sue Lau

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    Like key lime pie in a glass, this delicious dessert is both easy and elegant.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Using a microplane zester, remove zest from limes and set aside.
    2. 2
      Squeeze and strain juice from limes into a small bowl and set aside.
    3. 3
      Heat the water in a saucepan until steaming (do not boil).
    4. 4
      Whisk in the flour, cornstarch, salt, and 2 cups sugar.
    5. 5
      Cook, stirring constantly, until lightly thickened.
    6. 6
      Separate egg white from egg yolks and set each aside.
    7. 7
      Whisk together the egg yolks with the lime zest and vanilla.
    8. 8
      Using a small ladle, add a small amount of heated mixture to egg yolks, stirring briskly to temper.
    9. 9
      Do this a couple more times, then gradually stir the egg yolk mixture into the saucepan, whisking briskly as you do so.
    10. 10
      Quickly stir in the lime juice, butter, and heavy cream.
    11. 11
      Cook, stirring, for 2-4 minutes or until thickened; remove from heat.
    12. 12
      In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until very stiff.
    13. 13
      Fold beaten egg whites into lime mixture, stirring gently until blended.
    14. 14
      Spoon mousse into 4 large wine glasses or dessert dishes.
    15. 15
      Sprinkle each dessert with about 1 tbsp shredded coconut.
    16. 16
      Cut each lime slice almost in half, stopping cutting just at the edge of the peel on one side.
    17. 17
      Dip lime slices into granulated sugar, if desired, and shake off excess.
    18. 18
      Twist cut sides of lime into two opposite directions and lay on top of mousse.
    19. 19
      Chill for 2-3 hours or until firm and set, before serving.

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    Nutritional Facts for Caribbean Lime Mousse

    Serving Size: 1 (338 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 768.3
     
    Calories from Fat 199
    25%
    Total Fat 22.1 g
    34%
    Saturated Fat 12.1 g
    60%
    Cholesterol 319.9 mg
    106%
    Sodium 223.7 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 133.9 g
    44%
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    7%
    Sugars 103.2 g
    413%
    Protein 11.9 g
    23%

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    lime slices

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