Apricot Mousse Delice

A fluffy mouse base with a layer of fruit jelly on top makes this dessert doubly delicious. A mouthwatering no-bake, no-eggs and no-flour dessert!


Serves 8

For The Apricot Jelly

  • 400 ml (14 oz cans) apricot, in natural juice

  • 4 Tbsp granulated sugar

  • 6 Tbsp apricot juice, separated (4 Tbs + 2 Tbsp)

  • 5 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 Tbsp powdered gelatine

For The Mousse Apricot

  • 4 Tbsp apricot juice

  • 3 tsp powdered gelatine

  • 450g (15 oz) ready-made vanilla pudding, homemade or store-bought

  • 160g (2/3 cup) Greek yogurt

To Decorate

  • 1 apricot, sliced

  • fresh mint, optional

  • almonds, optional

  • whipped cream, optional


​​​​​​​1. Line the base of a 23 cm (9-in) springform cake with parchment paper. Drain the apricots, reserving the juice.

Make the Apricot Jelly

2. In a food processor or blender, mix together the apricots, sugar and 4 tablespoons apricot juice. Blend to a smooth puree.

3. In a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons apricot juice. Add the lemon juice, then sprinkle the gelatine over. Set aside, until spongy, for about 3 minutes.

4. In a medium bowl, transfer half of purée. Stir in the gelatine. Pour it into the prepared pan. Chill in the fridge for 1 1/2 hours, or until firm.

Make the Mousse Apricot

5. In a small bowl, put the apricot juice. Sprinkle the gelatine over. Let stand for about 3 minutes, until spongy.

6. Mix the remaining apricot puree with the pudding, yogurt and gelatin. Pour into the the springform over the apricot jelly. Chill for 3 hours or overnight.

To Finish

​7. Dip the cake tin into hot water for few seconds and unmold the cake (and upside-dow) onto serving plate. Peel of the lining paper.

8. Decorate with the sliced apricot and mint. Pipe whipped cream around the edge, if desired. Scatter almond slices over top.


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