Pears with Chocolate Maple Mousse
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Natural Sweetener, Pears, Soy,
Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat-Free
Low-fat tofu adds protein and richness to the creamy chocolate
mousse filling in this juicy pear dessert.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
10 oz (285g) low-fat, firm, silken tofu
1/4 cup (60mL) maple syrup
1/3 cup (35g) Dutch cocoa
1 tsp (5mL) vanilla
3 large, ripe Red Bartlett pears
Drain the tofu and place it in the center of a clean kitchen towel.
Draw the corners of the towel together, then twist the towel around the tofu to form a ball.
Squeeze as much liquid as possible from the tofu by twisting the towel. Transfer the tofu to a
processor or blender and puree until absolutely smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as
necessary. This will take at least 1 1/2 minutes of processing.
Grate 1 tsp (2g) of orange rind into the tofu. Squeeze and strain the
juice from the orange and place 3 Tbsp (45mL) in a small bowl. Set the rest aside. Stir the
maple syrup, cocoa and vanilla into the 3 Tbsp (45mL) of orange juice and mix well. Add the
cocoa mixture to the tofu and blend completely. Chill this mousse, tightly covered, for at
least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
Cut each pear in half lengthwise. Remove core then slice each half
lengthwise into six wedges. Spread each pear half out in a fan shape on a dessert plate. Brush
cut surfaces with reserved orange juice to prevent discoloration. Dollop mousse on plate and
Serving Size 1 serving
Calories from Fat 13 (9%)
% Daily Value*
3%Total Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g