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Maple Ricotta Mousse with Candied Pecans

Try not to sneak too many of the maple-y nuts while you make dessert. With the mousse, they're even better. —Kathleen Gill, Pahrump, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/4 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

Directions

  • Place syrup in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; cool completely.
  • In a small heavy skillet, cook and stir pecans over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon cooked syrup; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Spread on foil to cool.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. In a large bowl, beat ricotta and mascarpone cheeses until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 1/3 cup cooled syrup; gently fold in whipped cream.
  • To serve, spoon mousse into dessert dishes. Drizzle with remaining cooled syrup; top with candied pecans.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 646 calories, 50g fat (26g saturated fat), 142mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.

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