I went a little overboard in the fruit department last week. I bought a 10 lb. flat of the most delicious peaches. Ten pounds of peaches for a family of four? Sure, why not! So basically we were eating peaches for breakfast, lunch and dinner for three days straight. Luckily, no one complained! So what do you do with the last few gorgeous, overripe peaches sitting on your kitchen counter? Make homemade pudding, of course! But it sounds more decadent if you call it a mousse. 😀
See all those lovely flecks of vanilla beans? HEAVENLY! If you are a peach lover, this is the recipe for you! When you have simple, fresh ingredients, you don’t have to do much to make the flavors soar! Enjoy! 🙂
Serve this mousse on it's own, or spoon into a graham cracker crust and freeze for a simple icebox pie.
- 1 cup 2% or whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 TBSP cornstarch
- pinch of salt
- 1 vanilla bean (optional)
- 1/2 TBSP vanilla
- 1 cup peach puree (about 4 medium or 3 large peaches)
- 1 cup whipping cream
- In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and yolk together with the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and vanilla bean seeds. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer.
- Whisk 1/4 cup of the hot milk into the egg mixture to temper it.
- Add the milk and egg mixture back to the pot of simmering milk, whisking constantly.
- Continue to whisk over medium heat until the mixture becomes quite thick, about 3 - 4 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla and peach puree.
- Transfer to a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Press the plastic wrap onto the surface to keep the pudding from forming a skin as it cools.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Using a stand mixer with a whisk attachment or a hand mixer with double beaters, whip the cream to stiff peaks, about 4 minutes.
- Remove the pudding from the refrigerator and whisk for a minute or so to restore the creamy texture.
- Fold the whipped cream into the pudding with a spatula.
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