Valentine’s Day is coming up – the one day of the year when you’re encouraged to eat pink food! And’s what’s more fun when you’re celebrating the day of love that making something pink and pretty and sweet for your love. Like these Raspberry Pie Mousse Cups.
This recipe is inspired by my friend Sarah’s Raspberry Ribbon dessert – a vintage classic passed on by her mom. Recipes like this from back in the day came from the side of a box somewhere and had all kinds of shortcut ingredients, like Jell-O. Why mess with a good thing? If it was good enough for Sarah’s mom, it’s good enough for me!
You can find many versions of Jell-O mousse recipes online. I like this one because it has the tang of added raspberries, and a touch of “pie” with the added graham crust. And what on earth sounds better than pie in a cup?
For this recipe, you can combine the ingredients for the mousse, pour it into the cups, and then let it set up in the fridge and you’re done. But I like a fluffier texture, so I let it set right in the mixing bowl, and then whip it up before I add it to the cups. Either way, it’s delicious!
And now for more Valentine fun! I’m joining some of my Canadian blogger friends for an amazing roundup of Valentine themed projects. We have 25 projects for you to enjoy – just visit the blogs below or follow along on Instagram using the #CBValentinesDay hashtag! These projects are so much fun – I’ll be
stealing borrowing a few myself!
Raspberry Pie Mousse Cups
1 small package raspberry Jello
1 ¼ cups boiling water
10 oz frozen raspberries
1 cup sugar
3 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
⅛ tsp salt
2 cups whipping cream
1 ¼ cups graham crumbs
¼ cup butter, melted
1. Whip cream with ¾ cup of sugar. Whip cream cheese until soft. Fold cream into cheese, starting with about ½ cup and then adding remainder .
2. Combine Jello, boiling water, and ¼ cup sugar and mix well. Add frozen raspberries and allow to set for a bit. Fold in 1 cup of whipped cream mixture. Refrigerate until set.
3. Remove mousse from fridge and whip until fluffy. Fold in remaining whipped cream.
4. Mix graham crumbs and butter, and layer in the bottom of your serving cups.
5. Top with raspberry mousse.
Tips: To save time and keep things even simpler, you can fold the whipped cream mixture into the raspberry Jello all at once, pour over your graham crust, and refrigerate to set.
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Easy DIY Valentine’s Wreath by Laurie of VinYet ETC
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