Orange Mousse Bowl

The right kind of food can turn even the dreariest day into a relaxing day on the beach, so add a little brightness to your day with the following treat! In an act of orange-ception, you'll find silky smooth, tangy orange mousse nestled in a gorgeous bowl made of flavorful orange slices. It looks fantastic, it tastes amazing, and best of all, indulging in this decadent dessert will help you get your daily dose of vitamin C!

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 4-6 hours
Difficulty Level: Moderate


For the orange slice bowl:

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 2 oranges, sliced

For the orange mousse:

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 gelatin sheets, soaked
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • orange zest
  • leftover orange glaze & fresh mint to garnish


1. For the orange slice bowl, add the orange juice, water, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat and bring everything to a boil. Cut the oranges into very thin slices and briefly blanch the orange slices in the liquid. Remove the orange slices from the liquid and let them drain. Set the liquid aside for now as you'll need it later for the orange glaze.

2. Line a 6-inch bowl with parchment paper and arrange the orange slices around the inside of the bowl in an overlapping pattern. Place a 5-inch bowl inside the bowl with the orange slices to weigh them down. Transfer the bowl to a preheated oven, place a wooden spoon in the door to keep it slightly open, and cook at 225°F for 2 hours. After 2 hours, remove the smaller bowl, blot any excess liquid from the orange slices, and let cook for another 3-4 hours until the fruit is dehydrated.

3. For the orange mousse, bring the orange juice, sugar, and soaked gelatin to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature before folding in the whipped cream and orange zest.

4. Spoon the orange mousse into the orange slice bowl and garnish with some of the orange glaze you set aside earlier and fresh mint.

Get the recipe for the Lemon Mousse Bombs featured in the bonus video.


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