Marzipan Mousse with Fruit Compote

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This Marzipan Mousse with Fruit Compote is the perfect wintertime dessert. Featuring the rich flavors of marzipan in a light and fluffy mousse, the sweet wine apricot and raisin compote makes the perfect sauce to complement the fluffy marzipan mousse. Simple and straightforward, you will have an elegant dessert worthy of any dinner party. Prepare both the mousse and the compote the day before you plan on serving the Marzipan Mousse with Fruit Compote as both need to be refrigerated for 24 hours.


  • 8 sheets gelatin
  • 400 grams milk
  • 250 grams marzipan (almond paste)
  • 500 milliliters heavy cream
  • 100 grams dried apricots (chopped)
  • 100 grams raisins
  • wine (moscatel)


  1. Put the gelatin sheets completely into cold water to soak.
  2. In a pot, heat the milk to 50 degrees Celsius. Cut in pieces of the marzipan and make smooth with an immersion blender.
  3. Stir in the soaked and drained gelatin sheets. Turn off the heat and let cool to 30 C.
  4. While cooling, whip the cream into stiff peaks.
  5. In about 5 or 6 batches, pour the milk mixture over the whipped cream and fold it in until all the milk is used.
  6. Line individual serving dishes with plastic wrap. Pour the mousse into each dish.
  7. Refrigerate until cool then transfer to the freezer for 24 hours.
  8. The same day you make the mousse, make the fruit compote. Place the apricots and raisins into a pot and add enough wine to completely cover them. Simmer on low heat until the fruit is soft and the wine has reduced.
  9. Refrigerate the compote for 24 hours.
  10. The next day, unmold the mousse and top with the fruit compote.
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Miranda R. 15 Jun 2015
This is the most beautiful mousse that I have ever seen. I was very surprised to read in the recipe that it is not complicated to make. I love using marzipan for decorative pieces to garnish desserts, but I had never seen a mousse made with it.