Peanut Butter Mousse Vol-Au-Vent

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  • Cook & Prep: 45 m
  • Serving: 6
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Vol-au-vents is a puff pastry shell that resembles a pot with a lid. Vol-au-vent means “windblown,” which refers to the incredible lightness of the pastry. Vol-au-vents can accommodate all types of fillings, both sweet and savory. The uniqueness of this vol-au-vent presentation is the chocolate and nut dipped edges that are then cradled with a creamy peanut butter mousse. This peanut butter mousse contains a high concentration of peanut butter as compared with the rest of the ingredients, resulting in an intense peanut butter flavor. You can also serve this mousse in mini parfait or martini glasses topped with chopped nuts and a dollop of strawberry jam for a fabulous reconstruction of the classic peanut butter and jelly treat.

Ingredients (9)

Main ingredients

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Prepare the Peanut Butter Mousse

  1. In the bowl of a mixer, mix peanut butter, whip, confectioners’ sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract until evenly combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Prepare the Vol-au-vents

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the top lid from the puff pastry. On a baking sheet, bake pastry puffs and lids until golden brown and ready, approximately 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

  2. In a double boiler melt the chocolate. Dip the edge of the pastry in chocolate and then immediately dip into chopped nuts. Allow to cool and harden at room temperature.

To Assemble

  1. Bring mousse to room temperature. Place two heaping scoops of peanut butter mousse in each vol-au-vent.

  2. To make the tear drop design, place round drops of store-bought berry sauce on each plate. With a toothpick, spread a corner to create a tear drop.

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  • Chaya Sitorsky

    Peanut Butter Mousse Vol-Au-Vent

    Advance

    Hi I was wondering how far in advance I can prepare these? or how long will the shells last in an airtight container? and the mousse in the fridge? Thank you!
    Posted by Chaya G |May 24, 2017
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    They won't spoil in a week, that's for sure. But the mousse might separate a bit if left in the fridge for so long. Give it three days for best result.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 24, 2017
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  • Leah

    Peanut Butter Mousse Vol-Au-Vent

    Advance prep

    Hi, Can I make the puff pastry Thursday night to serve Friday night or will it lose its crisp?
    Posted by koshercook |May 10, 2017
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    You can definitely bake the puffed pastry and then let them cool and store in airtight container on the counter overnight.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 11, 2017
    0
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  • Chaya Sitorsky

    Peanut Butter Mousse Vol-Au-Vent

    Advance

    Hi I was wondering how far in advance I can prepare these? or how long will the shells last in an airtight container? and the mousse in the fridge? Thank you!
    Posted by Chaya G |May 24, 2017
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    They won't spoil in a week, that's for sure. But the mousse might separate a bit if left in the fridge for so long. Give it three days for best result.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 24, 2017
    0
  • Leah

    Peanut Butter Mousse Vol-Au-Vent

    Advance prep

    Hi, Can I make the puff pastry Thursday night to serve Friday night or will it lose its crisp?
    Posted by koshercook |May 10, 2017
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    You can definitely bake the puffed pastry and then let them cool and store in airtight container on the counter overnight.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 11, 2017
    0

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