Summertime plums are best for this superb dessert sweetened with honey. Rich flavor and an aromatic air make it a true treat.

Plum and Honey Mousse
Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound plums
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 piece cinnamon stick
  • 3 Tablespoons wild flower honey (3 to 4)
  • 3 leaves gelatin
  • 1/4 pint heavy cream
  • 2 large egg whites
  • chopped pistachios
  1. Use dessert plums for this and preferably a dark variety such as Czar which will give a pretty pink colour to the mousse.
  2. Half and stone the plums. Cook with the juice from the lemon, 3 tablespoons of water and a small piece of cinnamon stick until very soft. Remove cinnamon.
  3. Pulse in a blender and sieve into a clean pan. Add the honey and stir until dissolved.
  4. Soften the gelatin in cold water. Squeeze dry. Add to the fruit puree and stir until melted. Pour into a wide bowl and chill until on the point of setting.
  5. Whisk cream to a soft flopping consistency and fold into the puree. Whisk egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff. Fold as much into the mixture as you think to make a light mousse.
  6. Pour into pretty glasses and top with chopped pistachios and a sprig of mint.
Per serving: 78 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (7% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 29mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

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