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Raspberry Bavarian

Living in the raspberry capital of Canada, it would be a shame not to post something with raspberries at this time. Enjoy a taste of summer!
  • 3 cups raspberries (can be frozen)
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 pouch unflavored gelatin (1 Tbsp) sprinkled over 2 Tbsp water to soften
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  1. Bring berries, jam and sugar to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside about 1/2 cup. Pour the rest through a sieve to remove seeds.
  2. In another saucepan, heat milk.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Starting with a few tablespoons at a time, slowly whisk hot milk into the egg mixture.
  4. Return to saucepan, and over low-med heat, stir until it thickens, removing from heat just before it comes to boil.
  5. Stir in vanilla and softened gelatin until it dissolves. Strain custard.
  6.  Stir strained raspberry mixture into custard. Cool in fridge,stirring in between until it begins to thicken. About 1 hour.
  7. Whip cream until stiff and fold into raspberry mousse. Pour into desired serving dishes and refrigerate several hours, until set. Use 1/2 cup raspberry sauce, previously set aside for topping. Serves 4 - 6
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  1. Delicious! In our area, we can now also pick the first raspberries. Thanks for the nice recipes!
    Blessings, Siret

  2. Absolutley perfect and elegant! Raspberries are so delicate and this recipe sounds wonderful.

  3. Looks wonderful! I'm always on the look-out for desserts that don't include flour for my gluten free daughter! Thanks!

  4. This is so pretty. It looks like that boxed stuff that they used to sell...but this is real and I can tell...delicious. I think I'll try it with strawberries.

  5. Raspberry capital? Why didn't someone tell me? LOL! I need to move there! I LOVE raspberries....they're my favorite fruit! Thank goodness they started flash freezing them and not adding all that sugar to them so we could use our own raspberry recipes. I've never made a bavarian so I must try it. It looks so refreshing for this hot summer we're having down here. What other yummy raspberry recipes do you have up your sleeves? Thank you so much!

  6. Ooh, this looks so delicious and creamy. Have to try it. xo

  7. OK, I'll bite: where is the raspberry capital of the world?

    1. Oh boy! I did not even realize I had written "the world" ... I should have said Canada. I know that's a far cry from "the world." Abbotsford has been dubbed the raspberry capital of Canada.
      I will change my intro.

    2. Anneliese, I wasn't being snarky or rude. I was just wondering where the place was that had so may raspberries. Don't change anything

    3. No problem! and thank you for your nice response.I knew I needed to change that when I saw that. I don't know why I wrote "the world" ...sometimes our world is pretty small.

  8. This sounds wonderful !! Just the thing I needed, it will be great for the family picnic next weekend. Love love love your site.


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