White Chocolate Cranberry Mousse

This cranberry mousse was used as the frosting on my fall cupcakes from the other day. It paired very well with the white chocolate cupcakes filled with cranberry sauce. But it was also awesome on it’s own. I loved the pretty pink color and the hint of orange in the mousse. Hubby and I enjoyed this mousse and agreed it would be great to have as a lighter dessert option for Thanksgiving.

The best thing about this mousse is that it’s naturally PINK! That makes it perfect to enter into my Power of Pink Challenge. There are still a couple days left to get your entry in.

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White Chocolate Cranberry Mousse

Yield: 8 or frosts 18 cupcakes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
6 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
Zest of 1 medium orange
1 Tbsp Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, or other orange liqueur
3 oz white chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup whipping cream

Directions:

In a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring often, until the mixture thickens and becomes a jam-like, about 8-10 minutes total. Strain the mixture through a fine strainer into a medium bowl, pressing hard onto the solids. Add the orange zest and liqueur, stir. Cool to room temperature.

In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt the chopped white chocolate by heating it in 30 second intervals in the microwave. Stir well with a fork between each interval and cook only until the chocolate is smooth when stirred.

Whip the cream in a medium bowl until soft peaks form. Fold about a third of the whipped cream into the cranberry mixture. Then fold in the melted chocolate. Fold in the rest of the whipped cream. Spoon or pipe into the serving glasses or bowls. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Cover with plastic wrap without touching the surface if refrigerate longer.

Recipe from Baking Obsession


Don’t forget about my Power of Pink Challenge – make something PINK by the end of the month to raise Breast Cancer Awareness!

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10 Responses to “Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins”

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    Molly Jean — October 26, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Mmm those sound great. And they would go PERFECTLY with my coffee this morning 🙂

    Looking forward to the next installment of Pumpkin Week!

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    Lindsey — October 26, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    So glad you enjoyed them!! Your pictures are great!!

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    stephchows — October 26, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    a whole week of pumpkin! i’m in heaven 🙂

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    Jelli Bean — October 26, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Looks yummy. I love muffins, and Husband loves finding them in his “snack” containers at lunchtime too! Mmm.

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    Andrea — October 27, 2009 at 2:53 am

    OT

    Hi! Congratulations for your blog! I’m Andrea, an Italian guy who created and managed a Food&Drink blog.
    What do you think about a link exchange? 🙂

    Sorry for my bad English! 😉

    Ricette Blog

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    nutmegnanny — October 27, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Pumpkin is the best! It always says fall to me:) I ended up making my own puree this year and I really think it tasted better.

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    Andrea — October 27, 2009 at 3:02 am

    OT

    Hi! Congratulations for your blog! I’m Andrea, an Italian guy who created and managed a Food&Drinks blog.
    What do you think about a link exchange? 🙂

    Sorry for my bad English! 😉

    Ricette Blog

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    Sweet and Savory — October 28, 2009 at 4:06 am

    I love this recipe also. I think, I should stop looking at your blog. You will keep me baking for weeks. I am not really complaining.

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    bridget {bake at 350} — October 31, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Mmmm…pumpkin AND cranberries! I could totally use one (or 3) of these this morning!!!

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    SnoWhite — October 31, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    pumpkin and cranberry are delicious together. thanks for another wonderful recipe.

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