Passion Fruit and Blackberry Jellies With Lemon Verbena Cream

Total Time
18hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 17 hrs

Pretty layered dessert. Cooking time is chill time

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Passion Fruit mixture: Sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup water and let stand 2 minutes to soften.
  2. Heat sugar and remaining cup water in heavy saucepan, over moderately high heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add gelatin mixture and stir until dissolved.
  4. Transfer mixture to a 1-quart glass bowl, then set in a large bowl of ice and cold water and stir frequently until cold but not set.
  5. Stir in passion-fruit purée, chill until ready to use.
  6. Blackberry mixture: Sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup water and let stand 2 minutes to soften.
  7. Heat sugar and remaining cup water in heavy saucepan, over moderately high heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
  8. Add gelatin mixture and stir until dissolved.
  9. Transfer mixture to another 1-quart glass bowl, then set in a large bowl of ice and cold water and stir frequently until cold but not set.
  10. While gelatin mixture chills, purée blackberries in a food processor, then force through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, discarding seeds.
  11. Stir lemon juice and 1 cup purée into chilled gelatin mixture, then chill until ready to use.
  12. Assemble jellies: Pour a 1/4 cup passion-fruit mixture into each glass, stand glasses in a wide pot.
  13. Fill pot with enough ice and cold water to reach level of jelly and chill in refrigerator until jelly is just set (about 2 hours).
  14. Carefully pour 1/4 cup blackberry mixture on top of set passion-fruit jelly.
  15. Add enough ice to pot to reach level of jelly and chill in refrigerator until jelly is set (about 2 hours).
  16. Repeat layers.
  17. When all layers are set, remove glasses from ice bath and chill, loosely covered with plastic wrap, 8 hours (or overnight).
  18. Lemon Verbena Cream (2 hours before serving):
  19. Combine lemon verbena with sugar in a small bowl, then gently bruise verbena with a pestle or wooden spoon.
  20. Stir in cream and chill, stirring occasionally, 1 hour.
  21. Pour through cleaned fine-mesh sieve into a larger bowl, pressing gently on solids.
  22. Discard solids and chill cream, covered, until ready to serve.
  23. Just before serving, beat cream with an electric mixer until it just holds soft peaks.
  24. Spoon dollops of cream over jellies.

Reviews

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Most Helpful

I am rating this mostly just on the passion fruit part. I did top it with canned whipped cream and fresh blackberries to simulate the flavors though. It is much softer than jello, and took a lot longer to set up. It was not set after 4 hours, so I left it overnight. The flavor by itself is quite intense, I liked how it mellowed out a little with the whipped cream. Nice flavors.

Maito August 25, 2010

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