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Lemon Mousse Cornucopias

I turn refrigerated pie pastry into cute cornucopias to hold a sweet-tart lemon mousse. They're a refreshing dessert for Easter. —Carole Bess White, Portland, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 20 ice cream sugar cones
  • 2 sheets refrigerated pie crust
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Optional: Fresh mint leaves and lemon zest strips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 25°. Cover sugar cones with foil; lightly spray with cooking spray. Cut crust into 1-in.-wide strips; wrap strips around prepared cones, sealing seams. Brush with egg; sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing pastry from cones to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over lemon juice and water; let stand for 1 minute or until softened. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved; stir in lemon zest.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth; add gelatin mixture. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or until thickened.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold into lemon mixture. Pipe into pastry cones; garnish with mint leaves and lemon zest strips if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 417 calories, 28g fat (15g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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