Decadent Easy-to-Make Pineapple Mousse in Chocolate Eggs

Updated on November 19, 2019
iamradiantrose profile image

Jean—a creative self-taught cook with a passion for helping people develop their cooking skills—has worked as a cooking instructor.

Pineapple mousse in a chocolate egg.
Pineapple mousse in a chocolate egg. | Source

This Is a Beginner Recipe

This is so simple to make that even a beginner can make it. The hardest part is finding the hollow chocolate eggs. The recipe is inspired by the fresh, summery taste of pineapple and, of course, chocolate. You can dress this up all kinds of ways, like with sprinkles, sitting in a long thread coconut nest, more whipped cream, a raspberry drizzle, or even a dash of white rum for the grown-ups. Pina colada is one of my favorites. Combine it with chocolate, and it's over the top!

Since this is a beginner recipe, I have not embellished the chocolate eggs, but if I was serving them at a dinner party, I would decorate the eggs with frosting, modeling chocolate, or rolled buttercream. Whichever way you do it, they are delicious.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 4 hours
Ready in: 4 hours 20 min
Yields: Two large eggs filled with pineapple mousse

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest, grated
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 4 tablespoons crushed pineapple, canned
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 hollow chocolate eggs, 56 grams each

Tools and Equipment Needed

  • a fine grater
  • a lemon squeezer
  • a glass measuring cup
  • a kitchen teaspoon
  • a tablespoon measure
  • a teaspoon measure
  • a half teaspoon measure
  • a small sharp knife
  • a small pot
  • a small bowl
  • a dessert bowl to sit the egg in
  • a small food processor or Nutribullet
  • an egg beater, whisk or electric mixer

Instructions

  1. Measure 3 tablespoons of pineapple juice from the can into a saucepan. Add lemon juice, water and lemon peel.
  2. Sprinkle the gelatin over the liquids in the pan and stir well.
  3. Let rest until gelatin becomes thick.
  4. Put the pan over low heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved and the liquid is clear. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  5. When cool add the gelatin mixture to the pineapple and process in a Nutribullet or small food processor until smooth.
  6. Refrigerate the mixture until it is starting to get thick.
  7. Beat the whipping cream with the vanilla until stiff peaks form then fold in the pineapple mixture until well blended. Spoon or squeeze from a plastic bag into chocolate easter eggs and refrigerate until well chilled, about 4 hours or overnight.
  8. Garnish, serve and enjoy
You can also use smaller, 17-gram eggs in this recipe; it makes about a dozen.
You can also use smaller, 17-gram eggs in this recipe; it makes about a dozen. | Source

Tips and Tricks for Making Pineapple Mousse Chocolate Eggs

Making the Hole

Very gently create a hole in the top of the egg. There are two ways to do it:

  1. The first way is to make a small hole just big enough to get the pineapple mousse inside. You can do it with a sharp knife, twirling the point into the top of the egg.
  2. The second is to make a larger hole so it looks like you have taken the top off a boiled egg. You can use the sharp knife to carefully twist a hole in the top then break off small pieces with your fingers until you get the effect you want.

Both methods work. Sometimes you can score the egg halfway around or along the seam and use half an egg for the dessert.

Other Tips

  • To get the pineapple mousse into the chocolate egg, scoop it into a plastic bag, cut a small opening in one corner and squeeze the mousse into the egg until it is full. You can also use a piping nozzle if you want to get fancy.
  • Be sure the pineapple mousse mixture is cold, but not fully set before you put it in the egg so it doesn't melt the egg.
  • Do not use fresh pineapple for this recipe as an enzyme in the pineapple will prevent the gelatin from setting.

Step-by-Step Photo Instructions

Step 1: Put all the liquids and the lemon zest into a small pot.
Step 1: Put all the liquids and the lemon zest into a small pot. | Source
Step 2: Sprinkle the gelatin into the liquids and stir well. Start by pouring the gelatin powder into the juice mixture.
Step 2: Sprinkle the gelatin into the liquids and stir well. Start by pouring the gelatin powder into the juice mixture. | Source
Now, mix the gelatin in.
Now, mix the gelatin in. | Source
Step 3: Let the gelatin sit until it is very thick.
Step 3: Let the gelatin sit until it is very thick. | Source

Step 4

Put the pan over low heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Step 5: When cool, add the gelatin mixture to the pineapple and process in a Nutribullet or small food processor until smooth. Start by putting the pineapple in the Nutribullet.
Step 5: When cool, add the gelatin mixture to the pineapple and process in a Nutribullet or small food processor until smooth. Start by putting the pineapple in the Nutribullet. | Source
Then pour the gelatin mixture into the Nutribullet.
Then pour the gelatin mixture into the Nutribullet. | Source

Step 6

Refrigerate the mixture until it is starting to get thick.

Step 7: Whip the whipping cream until it is stiff, then add the gelatin mixture.
Step 7: Whip the whipping cream until it is stiff, then add the gelatin mixture. | Source
The pineapple mousse is ready to put into the eggs.
The pineapple mousse is ready to put into the eggs. | Source
Step 8: Use a sharp pointed knife to drill a small hole in the top of the egg. Make the hole bigger by rotating the knife.
Step 8: Use a sharp pointed knife to drill a small hole in the top of the egg. Make the hole bigger by rotating the knife. | Source
Step 9: Use a piping bag (or a plastic bag with the corner cut out) to put the pineapple mousse into the egg.
Step 9: Use a piping bag (or a plastic bag with the corner cut out) to put the pineapple mousse into the egg. | Source
As you can see, the recipe makes a dozen 17-gram eggs (or two 56-gram eggs).
As you can see, the recipe makes a dozen 17-gram eggs (or two 56-gram eggs). | Source
Yum! Pineapple mousse in a chocolate egg.
Yum! Pineapple mousse in a chocolate egg. | Source
Click thumbnail to view full-size
Step 10: Garnish, serve and enjoy!Ready to eat.
Step 10: Garnish, serve and enjoy!
Step 10: Garnish, serve and enjoy! | Source
Ready to eat.
Ready to eat.

Rate our Decadent Pineapple Mousse in a Chocolate Egg

1 star from 1 rating of Decadent Pineapple Mousse in a Chocolate Egg
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Filled chocolate egg
Calories 290
Calories from Fat216
% Daily Value *
Fat 24 g37%
Carbohydrates 14 g5%
Sugar 12 g
Protein 6 g12%
Sodium 63 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Spanish Food profile image

      Lena Durante 

      3 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      What a cute idea! I love how you've combined a homemade element with a store-bought chocolate egg so that even a novice in the kitchen can make a really impressive dessert.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)