My daughter requests this spiced peach mousse often during the late summer season. I have been making it for some time but realized I had never posted the recipe. It takes about 10 minutes to put together and is a lovely fresh dessert.
Spiced Peach Mousse
4 medium peaches, peeled and chopped
1/2 c. granulated vanilla sugar or more to taste
1 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract
a pinch of fine salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg plus extra to garnish
1-3/4 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
In a food processor combine peaches and vanilla sugar and pulse until you get a fairly smooth purée. Add orange juice, 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract, almond extract, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pulse until well mixed. Set aside. In a mixing bowl beat cream with 1/4 c. granulated sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Taste and see if it is sweet enough to your liking. Adjust the sugar if needed. Then continue beating until cream is stiff. Pour the fruit purée into a large bowl. Gently fold the whipped cream into the fruit purée. Pour into a serving bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 2-4 hours. Garnish with some freshly grated nutmeg. Serves 6.