Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Friday, 25th February 2011

The weekend is here and I thought I would make an extra special dessert, White Chocolate Mousse with Blueberry Compote Parfait, for the kids and their friends.

A photo of White Chocolate Mousse & Blueberry Compote Parfait garnished with White Chocolate curls.

Did you know the French word “parfait” means “perfect” in English?  I couldn’t describe this dessert any better.

A photo of White Chocolate Mousse with a topping of Blueberry Compote.

Perfect for me today translates into quick, easy to prepare and convenient because they can be made ahead of time.  When the kids have a craving for something sweet (which seems to be the case quite often with teenagers) they need only walk to the refrigerator, grab one, and indulge.

A photo of White Chocolate Mousse and Blueberry Compote Parfait in small glass jars.

I mentioned in yesterday’s post how versatile Crumbles were and that is also the case with Parfaits. The possible layering and flavour combinations are endless especially with fruit.  Do you know the Italian definition for “parfait”?   A “dessert with fruit”.  Also very fitting don’t you think?  With today’s dessert, I chose the classic pairing of White Chocolate and Blueberries. I find this flavour combination to be heavenly.

A photo of White Chocolate Mousse and Blueberry Compote Parfait with a topping of white chocolate curls.

When making the Blueberry Compote I didn’t add much sugar because I wanted to balance the sweetness from the White Chocolate Mousse.  Blueberries have a lot of pectin in them and they have an intense flavour.  I added a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice to cut through that.  I also added a bit of Peach Schnapps to bring out the flavour of the compote.

A photo of 2 White Chocolate Mousse and Blueberry Compote Parfait desserts, topped with white chocolate curls.

This recipe for White Chocolate Mousse calls for quite a bit of heavy cream and although it is rich, surprisingly, it is quite light and very creamy.  True to its name, it is the perfect pairing because the light mousse balances the thick Blueberry Compote.

A photo of White Chocolate Mousse garnished with Blueberry Compote displayed in small, stemmed Tulip-shaped cups.

If you enjoy Parfaits as much as I do, and are looking for some new ways to prepare them, take a moment and visit some of my favourite Food Bloggers for inspiration. Dara (Cookin’ Canuck) has paired yogurt, spiced pumpkin and granola in this Healthy Parfait.  Nicole (Baking Bites) has taken a combination of yogurt and frozen berries for a breakfast parfait, Bruléed Yogurt Parfait, and she’s finished the parfait with a bruléed topping.  The perfect grab and go breakfast option or after school treat.  When my son, Matthew, was playing football treats like Nicole’s parfait were great to have on hand.

A photo of White Chocolate Desserts with Blueberry Compote.

And of course I must also call your attention to Marla’s (Family Fresh Cooking) Cocoa Coconut Oat Parfait.  Marla layers her parfait with yogurt, cocoa coconut oats, roasted cacao nibs and roasted almonds with a sprinkling of cinnamon.

A photo of White Chocolate Mousse & Blueberry Compote Parfait in a small glass jar.

For those of you who haven’t made a Parfait I hope you’ll give them a try.  For those of you who have, I am always looking for new ways to layer my Parfaits; I hope you’ll share your favourites in the comments.

A photo of White Chocolate Mousse & Blueberry Compote Parfait in glass jars with lids.

A photo of White Chocolate Mousse & Blueberry Parfait in stemmed, tulip-shaped cups.

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Comments (24)

24 Responses to “White Chocolate Mousse with Blueberry Compote Parfait”

  1. Wendy Thatcher Says:

    This looks amazing. May have to make a parfait pour moi this weekend!

  2. Grace Says:

    Thanks Wendy – oh so good!

  3. Cookin' Canuck Says:

    What a beautiful dessert. Love the funky holders!

  4. Shelby Says:

    Blueberries are my favorite… love your parfait! I also love to eat them but tend not to make them…but now you have me thinking!

  5. Lauren at Keep It Sweet Says:

    I love all the different glasses you used, gorgeous parfaits!

  6. Cajun Chef Ryan Says:

    Yes, parfaits are great, and you sure do have a great collection of them here!

  7. Grace Says:

    Thank you Dara, my new find from the Restaurant Supply store.

  8. Amanda Says:

    Holy moly, these are so stunning! This is one of those lick the screen moments! :)

  9. Lizzy Says:

    Gorgeous photos, Grace!! I love white chocolate, so these look like the perfect dessert :)

  10. Tanvi Says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe.My husband love white chocolate.I m gonna whip this up for our anniversary.

  11. briarrose Says:

    Beautiful. Lemon and blueberries….so yummy. I love the ones in the jars. ;)

  12. Grace Says:

    This is a perfect to dessert to serve for a special occasion. Hope you enjoy!

  13. Grace Says:

    Did you notice the ones in the tulip cups, I ate almost all of them myself, I am so bad but geez they were good!

  14. The Coffee Break Says:

    I absolutely love your photos! Mousse are perfect for a speacial treats!

  15. Melissa@EyesBigger Says:

    What absolutely gorgeous photos! Love them. I just made lemon curd in the exact same jars! lol.

  16. Grace Says:

    Where did you pick up your jars Melissa? Lemon curd would be a fantastic layer – yum!

  17. Charissa Says:

    This looks amazing! I think this would be good with a sweet yogurt base. Mmmmm

  18. alyce Says:

    This looks amazing!

  19. Ryan Says:

    Well it certainly looks perfect.

  20. Joy Says:

    These look utterly beautiful.

  21. Grace Says:

    That sounds delicious Charissa.

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