Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Blueberry & Maple Mousse Parfaits #PureInfused

Blueberry mousse and maple mousse are layered in this stunning dessert, featuring Pure Infused Maple Syrups.

Blueberry & Maple Mousse Parfaits #PureInfused

Being Canadian, I grew up eating maple syrup. I remember how in grade school, we would go visit the sugar shack, every Spring and learn about how maple syrup was made. There was nothing better than eating freshly made maple syrup, poured over clean cold snow. The slightly sweet syrup would set up like a sticky toffee, for an amazing treat. 

Even now that I am older, I still cook with maple syrup. I always have a bottle in my cupboard. It is so versatile that I use it in many recipes. Ribs, desserts, granola- anytime I want to add a little something special to a recipe, I reach for maple syrup. So, when I had the chance to try Pure Infused Maple Syrup, I was extremely excited. Pure Infused Maple Syrup combines the many cultures found in Canada, into their maple syrups. Infused with all natural ingredients such as vanilla, lavender, chai, chipotle, lemongrass and cinnamon (plus a few others), Pure is an effortless way to add flavour to your sweet and savory meals. 


When I received my Pure Infused Maple Syrup, I was delighted to see the various flavours I would get to play with. Never had I had maple syrup infused with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, or with vanilla, cinnamon and star anise. I knew immediately that I wanted to make a dessert that incorporated these flavours that I love. I decided to go with homemade mousse. I wanted to pair the cinnamon, nutmeg and clove maple syrup with blueberries, but also wanted to use the vanilla, cinnamon, star anise syrup. The result was two delicious mousses that I layered into a glass, to make a decadent yet light dessert.

The syrups are lightly sweet with great maple taste and slight flavour undertones. You can taste every flavour at one point or another, while tasting the infused syrups. It is quite fantastic! I fell in love with the vanilla, cinnamon and star anise maple syrup. It has a warmth of vanilla and cinnamon with a hint of licorice at the end, due to the star anise. Absolute heaven in my books!

Blueberry & Maple Mousse Parfaits #PureInfused

Blueberry & Maple Mousse Parfait

Blueberry Mousse
¼ C Pure Infused Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Cloves Maple Syrup
½ C blueberries (I used frozen wild blueberries)
3 Tbs water
1 tsp gelatin

Maple Mousse
2 egg yolks
½ C Pure Infused Vanilla, Cinnamon & Star Anise Maple Syrup
1 tsp gelatine
1 Tbs warm water
2 C heavy whipping cream (35% cream)

for garnish
additional fresh blueberries
1/4 C Cinnamon Nutmeg & Cloves Pure Infused Maple Syrup

In a small bowl combine 1 tsp gelatine with 3 Tbs water; set aside.

In a blender, combine the blueberries and Cinnamon Nutmeg & Cloves Pure Infused Maple Syrup. Pulse until mixture is smooth. Pour into a small sauce pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in the dissolved gelatine. Pour into a bowl, cover and refrigerate until thickened.

In a second small bowl, combine 1 tsp gelatine with 1 Tbs warm water; set aside.

In a clean small sauce pot whisk the egg yolks with ½ C Cinnamon, Vanilla & Star Anise Pure Infused Maple Syrup. Whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until mixture thickens; about 3-4 minutes.

Remove from heat and whisk in the dissolved gelatine. Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, directly on the surface of the custard. Refrigerate until completely cool.

In a large cold mixer bowl (I put mine in the freezer for about 30 minutes), beat the heavy cream to stiff peaks. Separate the whipped cream into two separate bowls. In one bowl, gently fold in the blueberry mixture. In the second bowl, gently fold in the maple custard.

In a small sauce pot or skillet, simmer the remaining 1/4 C of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves Pure Infused Maple Syrup, for 2-3 minutes. Let cool.

Layer blueberry mousse alternately with maple mousse, in a cocktail glass, or glass bowl; adding fresh blueberries between the layers. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with 1 Tbs of chilled thickened cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves Pure Infused maple syrup.

Disclaimer: "I was provided with Pure Infused Maple Syrups, for this review. As always, all opinions on this blog are my own".

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Patty Anderson said...

This looks delicious and I'll bet it did not last long in your house!

Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish said...

O my! This dessert is calling my name. Love the use of maple syrup here. Perfect.

Sandi said...

This recipe looks delicious. I love real maple syrup.

April J Harris said...

Love the idea of infused syrups like this - they sound delicious. Your parfait looks gorgeous and so tasty too!

Catherine said...

Dear Cindy, this sounds like a wonderful summer treat. Beautiful photos too! What a treat. Pinning for later. xo, Catherine

HeiLin (Heidy McCallum) said...

Blueberry & Maple Mousse Parfaits #PureInfused look simply stunning!

Debi Wayland said...

This looks amazing! I wish I had one for dessert tonight! I love the idea that you made a maple mousse! Yum! And these syrups sound divine! I'm going to check them out now!

Sandra Shaffer said...

Infused maple syrups sound fantastic! What a gorgeous parfait!

minnie@thelady8home said...

What a delicious parfait. Very very tempting.

Catherine Holt said...

I'd certainly be happy tucking into this. Looks deliciously sweet :-)

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Linda Nortje said...

I love this ! Just my kind of dessert !

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls