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Lemon & raspberry mousse with pistachio & ginger shortbread served in dessert glasses

Lemon & raspberry mousse with pistachio & ginger shortbread

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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Impress dinner guests with this lemon and raspberry mousse. Served with pistachio and ginger shortbread, it's a great dessert for a dinner party

Nutrition: Per serving


  • 200ml double cream
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 200g lemon curd
  • 100ml thick Greek-style yogurt
  • 200g frozen raspberries, defrosted
  • ½ tbsp icing sugar

For the shortbread

  • 100g softened butter, plus extra for the tin
  • 50g caster sugar, plus ½ tbsp
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 25g crystalised ginger, finely chopped
  • 25g pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 175g plain flour


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 4. For the shortbread, butter a 20cm shallow cake or tart tin. Whisk the butter and sugar together until pale and well-combined, then fold in both gingers, the pistachios and a pinch of salt. Sift in the flour and knead to a soft dough in the bowl. Tip into the tin and press the mixture into the base in an even layer.

  • STEP 2

    Bake for 25-30 mins until pale golden and dry-looking. Cut the shortbread into slices or wedges while hot, then leave to cool in the tin – it will firm up as it cools. Sprinkle with the ½ tbsp caster sugar.

  • STEP 3

    To make the mousse, whip the double cream, lemon zest, lemon curd and yogurt in a bowl with an electric whisk until soft peaks form. Spoon into small serving glasses or ramekins and chill.

  • STEP 4

    Mash half the raspberries with the icing sugar using a fork, or purée in a small blender along with any defrosting juices to make a coulis. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  • STEP 5

    To serve, spoon the coulis over the mousses, garnish with the remaining raspberries and serve with the shortbread wedges alongside.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, Vegetarian Christmas 2021

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