- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 pints fresh strawberries, divided
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
- Red food coloring, optional
- In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in flour. Press onto the bottom of a 9-in. or 10-in. springform pan; prick with a fork.
- Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 300°; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool.
- Meanwhile, for filling, puree enough berries (about 1-1/2 pints) to make 2 cups. Set aside remaining berries for garnish. Stir lemon juice and sugar into puree.
- In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add to puree; chill until mixture begins to thicken.
- Fold in whipped cream and food coloring if desired. Pour into crust; chill until set. Garnish with reserved strawberries. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Mousse in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p85
This recipe pairs well with a sweet white wine.
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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013
I drizzly one choc. over the top & dk. choc. shavings on the ends of each pc.