1/1 Photo of Lavender-Infused Mascarpone Mousse Pastries
1 hr 30 mins
Nana Lee's Note:
Here's another great Valentine cake. Lavender being such a LOVELY herb! Bake in heartshaped cake pans for real impact. Time does not include steeping time for lavender.
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- 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen puff pastry shells
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon dried lavender blossoms (3 inch) or 4 sprigs fresh lavender (3 inch)
- 1 (8 ounce) container mascarpone cheese
- 1/4 cup sugar or 1/4 cup Splenda sugar substitute
- white chocolate curls
- fresh lavender, sprigs for decoration (optional)
- 1PREHEAT oven to 400°F
- 2Bake and cool shells according to package directions.
- 3PLACE 1/2 cup heavy cream and lavender in small saucepan.
- 4Heat to a boil and cook for 2 minute
- 5Remove from heat.
- 6Let steep for about 30 minute
- 7PLACE cheese in medium bowl.
- 8Pour lavender cream mixture through a fine sieve into bowl, pressing down on lavender to remove any additional liquid. (Discard lavender).
- 9Stir to combine and let stand 20 minute or until cooled.
- 10WHIP remaining heavy cream with sugar in a chilled bowl at medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Do not overbeat.
- 11Fold half the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture.
- 12Fold in remaining whipped cream, just until blended.
- 13Spoon or pipe cheese filling into pastry shells.
- 14REFRIGERATE for 1 hours
- 15Garnish with white chocolate and additional lavender.
- 16TIP: Dried lavender blossoms and mascarpone cheese may be purchased in specialty food markets or health food stores.
- 17You can make your own puff pastry shells if you only have puff pastry sheets available.
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Nutritional Facts for Lavender-Infused Mascarpone Mousse Pastries
Serving Size: 1 (1094 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 413.3
- Calories from Fat 294
- Total Fat 32.6 g
- Saturated Fat 13.6 g
- Cholesterol 54.3 mg
- Sodium 132.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 26.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 4.5 g
- Protein 4.2 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
dried lavender blossoms