Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meyer Lemon Mousse Pie, celebrity guest ^^

“For mad scientists who keep brains in jars, here's a tip: why not add a slice of lemon to each jar, for freshness?”
Jack Handy quotes (American Writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1991-2003.

Meyer Lemons: The Meyer lemon (Citrus × meyeri) is a citrus fruit, native to China, thought to be a cross between a true lemon and a mandarin orange or sweet orange.

Imagine my surprise when shopping for groceries, I found Meyer lemons. I was gobsmacked . Meyer lemons in D-ville? Where am I ? OZ? I must purchase , and bake. NOW!

HMMM...but what?

What Would Brian Boitano Make?

I wish i could read his mind, ( I am not Edward Cullen ) or he could guest in my kitchen. Or better yet, ME IN HIS! Either way, I love Brian and his show :)

My antique spring foam pan

I vacillated -->Bavarian, chiffon, or mousse?


French word mousse means "foam".

Fruit Mousse is usually composed of a base, ( curd) an egg foam, ( egg whites) whipped cream, and a setting agent ( gelatin)

Curd: This cooked mixture of lemon juice (and sometimes grated zest), sugar, butter and egg yolks .

A mousse can be made with a simple egg foam or a Italian meringue.

Italian Meringue: made by beating egg whites to stiff peaks then pouring hot sugar thru the meringue

Meyer Lemon Mousse Pie


1 packet unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
4 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 T fresh lemon zest ( or less)
2 cups heavy whipping cream


CURD: Soften (bloom) unflavored gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water. Set aside. Beat yolks until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, lemon juice, and salt. Cook over double boiler stirring constantly, @10 mins. Should be thick and coat back of spoon.
Remove from heat. Stir in gelatin and lemon zest. Strain thru seive. Let cool.

Meringue: Whip egg whites to soft peaks, then slowly add 1/2 cup sugar, and continue beating. Medium peaks and glossy. Make sure bowl and whip is very clean with no moisture. ( You can wipe bowl and whip with White vinegar. Removes any residue.)

Whip heavy cream to full whipped cream- keep cold.

Using whisk gently whip in meringue to curd lemon mixture.

Fold whipped cream in a 2 step process. Whisk 1/4 cream into meringue/ lemon mixture . Then gently fold in remaining cream with a spatula. When no streaks of cream can be seen, mousse is ready for pouring.

Pour into favorite 9 inch pie crust. ( I used my antique spring foam, with graham cracker crust) and chill until set.

Mile High Airy Perfection
I think Brian would be proud.....:)

JUST BECAUSE..............:)

What would Brian Boitano do
If he was here right now,
He'd make a plan
And he'd follow through,
That's what Brian Boitano'd do.

When Brian Boitano was in the olympics,
Skating for the gold,
He did two sow cows and a triple lutz,
While wearing a blind fold.

When Brian Boitano was in the alps,
Fighting grizzly bears,
He used his magical fire breath,
And saved the maidens fair.

So what would Brian Boitano do
If he were here today,
I'm sure he'd kick an ass or two,
That's what Brian Boitano'd do.

I want this V-chip out of me,
It has stunted my vo-ca-bu-lar-y.

And I just want my mom
To stop fighting everyone

For Wendy I'll be an activist, too,
Cos that's what Brian Boitano would do.

And what would Brian Boitano do,
He'd call all the kids in town,
And tell them to unite for true
That's what Brian Boitano would do.

When Brian Boitano travelled through time
To the year 3010,
He fought the evil robot kings
and saved the human race again

And when Brian Boitano built the pyramids,
He beat up Kubela Kong.

Cos Brian Boitano doesn't take shit from an-e-y-body

So lets all get together,
And unite to stop our mom's
And we'll save Terrance and Phillip too,
Cos that's what Brian Boitano do.

And we'll save Terrance and Phillip too,
Cos that's what Brian Boitano dooooo,
That's what Brian Boitano do.



  1. Haha, very funny! it's soo cute. It looks delish.

  2. This looks wonderful. I wanted to answer your question ASAP. The crystallized sugar can be found with other sugars in major grocery chains. I use an ordinary iron, but do not completely fill it for the Leige waffles. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary