For this quick, delicious dessert, puréed cherries are folded into whipped cream and served in Champagne flutes or small parfait glasses. Assemble these at the last minute so the cherries don’t darken. The mousse is also great layered with poached cherries.
Set aside 6 whole cherries (with stems if they’re still attached) and pit the rest. Combine the pitted cherries and 1 Tbs. of the confectioners’ sugar in a food processor and purée; they will be slightly chunky.
Whip the cream with the remaining 2 Tbs. confectioners’ sugar until medium peaks form. Fold in the cherry purée and distribute the mousse among the glasses. Top with the reserved cherries and serve.
nutrition information (per serving):
30, Fat Calories
270, Saturated Fat
3, Monounsaturated Fat
18, Polyunsaturated Fat
Photo: Scott Phillips