Friday Food & Recipe Linky: Chocolate Mousse with Pear Chips

Passover is just around the corner and we’re thrilled to share a perfect dessert recipe for your family’s celebration.

Leah Schapira’??s new cookbook, Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking, features a plethora of easy kosher recipes, ideal for all home cooks, proving that you don’??t have to Jewish or even kosher to appreciate and enjoy great food easily prepared.  The pear chips provide a great sweet spring taste with the chocolate mousse; we may be trying the pear chips just to have pear chips!

Chocolate Mousse with Pear Chips (Parve) – from Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking by Leah Schapira

Chocolate Mousse
8 eggs, separated
12 oz bittersweet chocolate (not baking)
1 tsp instant coffee granules, dissolved in 3 tbsp boiling water
¼ cup sweet red wine


  • In a mixer, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate with the coffee.
  • Beat egg yolks, with a fork and quickly add to double boiler, mixing well.
  • Add the red wine. Remove from heat.
  • Fold in the egg whites until combined.
  • Place in individual cups for serving. Refrigerate.

Pear Chips
2 firm pears
1 cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Thinly slice the pears and lightly coat each side with sugar.
  • Place the pear slices in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20
  • minutes.
  • Turn the pears over and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • Turn off the oven and leave the pears in the oven to cool and dry.

Before serving, garnish mousse with chocolate shavings and caramelized pear chips.

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    I shared a recipe for Grain-Free Date Hamantaschen. Also, an article about osteoporosis and the flaws in the drug and supplement treatments, a well as an article about detoxification.

    Thanks for hosting!

  • Heather @girlichef

    I love the rustic beauty of those pear chips. Beautiful!

  • Pat@Back Porch Musings

    This looks absolutely wonderful!

    Beautiful presentation.

  • Sherry

    Looks delicious! Thanks for this recipe! And, thanks for hosting!

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  • Run DMT

    I love the presentation! Just fabulous!

  • Andrea @Andreas Kitchen

    The mousse is beautiful and the pear chips look so pretty!
    I shared my recipe for Chicken Stew With Green Olives And Grapes.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  • Anita Stafford

    Your Chocolate Mousse with Pear Chips is such a beautiful treat! I have shared Irish Soda Bread and Macaroon Kiss Cookies. Thank you for hosting!

  • Natalie

    Two Words: OH YUM!!!

  • Judy@Savoring Today

    Mmm, chocolate mousse, and with an elegant pear chip too — perfect way to start a weekend!

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  • Amber

    Happy Friday,

    This week I am sharing three recipes:
    (1) Creamy vegan broccoli soup (SCD friendly)
    (2) Roasted red pepper lentil hummus (SCD friendly)
    (3) Homemade Walnut Milk

    Have a great weekend.

    Be Well,

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  • Carolyn

    Pear chips? Those sound great!

  • April @ The 21st Century Housewife

    I love the idea of those pear chips! What an elegant dessert! Thank you for hosting.

  • Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    Your dessert is beautiful, very elegant:@)

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