Eggnog Mousse Cake with Mandarin Mincemeat Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

Traditional holiday flavours get dressed up for this new presentation.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unflavoured gelatin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 14 giant soft ladyfinger cookies
  • 2 cups mincemeat
  • 1/3 cup dark rum
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 can (10 oz/284 mL) Mandarin oranges
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Method

In saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water; let stand for 5 minutes or until softened. Heat over medium-low heat for 1 minute or until dissolved.

Meanwhile, in heatproof bowl, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, milk and sugar. Place over saucepan of simmering water; cook, whisking constantly, for 20 minutes or until thick enough to coat back of spoon. Remove from heat; stir in gelatin, vanilla and nutmeg. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate for 2 hours or until thick enough to mound on spoon.

Line side of 10-inch (3 L) springform pan with parchment or waxed paper. Arrange about 12 of the cookies, flat side down, over bottom of pan. Break remaining cookies into pieces; fill in spaces to cover bottom completely.

Mix 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the mincemeat with rum; spread over cookies.

Whisk chilled egg mixture. In separate bowl, whip cream; fold into egg mixture. Spoon over cookies, smoothing top. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate for about 4 hours or until set.

Drain juice from oranges into small saucepan; whisk in cornstarch. Stir in remaining mincemeat; bring to boil, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring, for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in oranges. (Cake and sauce can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours; gently reheat sauce to serve.) Pour over each serving of cake.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 80 mg
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 507.0
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Cholesterol 194 mg
  • Saturated fat 14 g
  • Total carbohydrate 63 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 25.0
  • Vitamin C 13.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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