Recipe courtesy of Ronnie Woo

Orange Curd Mousse with Crushed Pretzels

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 25 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
The trick to this no-fail mousse is using a blender to make it extra smooth and creamy.



  1. Place the orange zest, orange juice, egg yolks, egg, sugar and salt in a small saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Immediately transfer the curd to a blender and blend on medium speed. With the blender running, add the butter a few pieces at a time and blend until fully incorporated, about 30 seconds.  
  3. Transfer the curd to a medium bowl. Set the bowl inside of a large bowl filled about halfway with ice water and whisk constantly until chilled, 3 to 4 minutes. Refrigerate the curd while you whip the cream.  
  4. Wash out and dry the blender carafe. Add the cream and blend until stiff peaks form, about 30 seconds. Gently fold the whipped cream into the chilled curd until just combined. Divide the mousse between four 6-ounce ramekins and chill until set, at least 3 hours and up to overnight. Sprinkle the pretzels over the mousse and serve. 

Cook’s Note

If using a blender without a feed hole in the lid, add the butter in 2 batches, blending after each addition until fully incorporated.