by Susan HannaIf you are looking for an easy, make-ahead, refreshing and light dessert for New Year’s, try this cranberry-raspberry mousse from Canadian Living. Simmer the berries with sugar and orange peel until the cranberries have popped, then puree and strain the mixture through a sieve to remove the seeds. Meanwhile, prepare the gelatin and combine it with the berry mixture. Fold in whipped cream, chill for 4 hours and serve!
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2 cups (500 ml) frozen cranberries
2 cups (500 ml) frozen raspberries
1 cup (250 ml) granulated sugar
1 strip orange zest
2 tbsp (30 ml) orange juice
1 pkg gelatin
1-1/2 cups (625 ml) whipping cream, (35%)
In saucepan, bring cranberries, raspberries, sugar, orange zest, orange juice and 2 tbsp (30 ml) water to boil; reduce heat and simmer until cranberries pop, about 6 minutes. Discard orange zest.
In food processor or blender, purée cranberry mixture until smooth. Press through fine sieve into large bowl.
Meanwhile, in small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over ½ (125 ml) cup water; let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. Warm over low heat until dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir into cranberry mixture. Place bowl in larger bowl of ice water to chill, stirring frequently, until cold and thickened to consistency of egg whites, about 5 minutes.
Whip cream; whisk one-quarter into cranberry mixture. Fold in remaining whipped cream. Divide among dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.
Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Serves 8.
From Canadian Living