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Apple-Almond Butter Mousse

Serves 43 cups apple juice1 cup water1 teaspoon vanilla extract½ teaspoon cinnamon5 tablespoons agar agar flakes2 tablespoons almond butter1 apple, peeled, cored and diced {pinterest_rich_pins_images} Apple-Almond Butter Mousse {/pinterest_rich_pins_images}

Apple-Almond Butter Mousse

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    Apple-Almond Butter Mousse
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    Ingredients: apple, apple juice, almond butter, agar agar flakes and cinnamon
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    Let the hot mixture cool until no longer steaming
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    Place it in the refrigerator to firm up
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    Puree with an immersion blender

Text, photos and food cooked by Michal Martinek

Feb 20, 2015

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Apple-Almond Butter Mousse

This uncomplicated, smooth, silky dessert reminds me of an apple tart—minus the crust. In fact, you wouldn’t be wrong to use it, for example, as a filling in a pre-baked shell. Made with apple juice and agar agar flakes—a flaky, transparent, natural thickener derived from algae—and scented with vanilla and cinnamon, it is a much healthier version of Jell-O. The almond butter adds an extra layer of creaminess, and the freshly diced apple lends more apple-on-apple flavor and texture.

You can make it for and/or with your kids too. It’s easy, fun and endlessly versatile; use your favorite type of juice, nut butter and fruit. 


  1. Serves 4
  2. 3 cups apple juice
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 5 tablespoons agar agar flakes
  7. 2 tablespoons almond butter
  8. 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced


Bring the apple juice, water, vanilla extract and cinnamon to a boil in a medium-size pot. Add the agar agar flakes and simmer until dissolved, about 5 minutes, whisking frequently. Pour the hot mixture into a bowl, and let cool until no longer steaming. Place in the refrigerator and let firm up, about 40–50 minutes.


Remove the mixture from the refrigerator, and break it up with a spoon or spatula. Add the almond butter to the bowl. Using an immersion blender, purée the mixture until smooth. Transfer to individual serving dishes and chill. Sprinkle with diced apple and serve.


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