White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce
2 (10-oz.) pkgs. frozen raspberries in syrup
juice of half a lemon
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
1 tbsp. Grand Marnier or other liqueur (optional)
1 tsp. unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup milk
5-ozs. white chocolate; broken up
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
For the Raspberry Sauce:
Combine undrained berries and lemon juice in processor or blender; puree.
Strain, pressing with back of spoon. Add sugar, cornstarch, water and liqueur;
blend well. Place in saucepan over medium heat; bring to boil, stirring
frequently. Reduce heat and continue stirring one minute. Remove from heat and
allow to cool until ready to use.
For the Mousse:
In a glass measuring cup, sprinkle gelatin over cold water and allow mixture to
soften for 1 to minutes. Cook on HIGH (100% power) for 20 seconds to 40 seconds
and allow to stand for 2 minutes or until granules are completely dissolved.
(Alternatively, place cup in a bowl of hot water and stir until completely
In a small saucepan, bring milk to the simmering point. Remove from heat and add
white chocolate. Stir occasionally until chocolate is melted and mixture is
Blend gelatin into chocolate mixture and refrigerate until slightly thickened
but not gelled, about 10 minutes.
Whip cream until stiff and peaks hold their shape.
Fold white chocolate mixture into whipped cream.
Beginning with raspberry sauce, alternate layers of mousse with raspberry sauce
into 4 tall parfait glasses. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
To Serve, garnish with partially frozen whole berries, or fresh if available.
Yield: 4 servings