Goodbye to Autumn with a Green Apple, Caramel and Milk Chocolate Mousse

Even though I live in an area where the changes in season are very mild and rarely apparent, I love to celebrate it and reflect it in whatever I am doing. We will be entering the winter season in a couple of days and I am having visions of white snow, branches and icicles just like all these flickr favorites that I have been bookmarking lately… I dream of one day spending winter solstice in Iceland.

My parents left this week leaving me a bit in shambles. It always takes me a few days to get adjusted to not having them around. It is always bittersweet. I made these bavarian mousse cakes for their going away dinner with some caramel cake and layers of green apple, caramel and milk chocolate bavarian. I promise to give you the recipe soon, but with all the holiday prep and organizing for our coming trip, I misplaced the sheet of paper where I wrote it all down. Soon, I promise.

In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying the last days of autumn before winter arrives. Have a great weekend everybody!

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52 Responses to “Goodbye to Autumn with a Green Apple, Caramel and Milk Chocolate Mousse”

  1. Magnificent! A delightful dessert!



  2. The branches looks so forlorn! Beautiful snaps!

  3. Christy says:

    Ohh…I know how it feels when parents come to visit and then go away again. Always takes a few days of getting used to…

    Your cakes are beautiful!! What are those dark little fruits with stems still attached to them? I’m sure your parents were very happy with them!!

    Oh, and I can’t believe you have the intention to spend winter in Iceland!! Never for me, thank you very much. -20 degree Celsius was the coldest I have been, and I don’t like it one bit!! Though I’d do anything for a traditional white American Christmas like those ones in Disney family movies…

  4. Y says:

    What a pity your parents have left already! I thought they’d be spending Christmas with you. Those mousse cakes look like a great way to send them off though.

  5. Peabody says:

    We said goodbye to Fall awhile ago. We definitely have seasons as I have about 5 inches of snow outside right now.
    As alwalys you have created a beautiful dessert that no doubt tastes as good as it looks.

  6. nadia says:

    stunning!!! flavors sound incredible and the jeux quatre might be my favorite!!!!

  7. Looks really good. I love this kind of dessert!

  8. VeggieGirl says:

    Ah yes, goodbyes are always so bittersweet – hang in there!!

    SUCH a divine dessert.

  9. Aran says:

    Christy- the little dried berries are from a berry tree that is right outside my house. It is now completely brown but in the summer it gives these dark green and red berries (never attempted to eat them). I just thought they complimented the mood I was trying to convey. And yes, I’d love to see the shortest day of the year in Iceland!

    Thank you!

  10. veron says:

    I so love autumn and I hate saying goodbye to it. Your dessert is a fitting sendoff to my favorite season!

  11. Tartelette says:

    I want one fro breakfast…Am I evil? ehehehe!

  12. breadpitt says:

    its so so pretty…….the gold lead on the mousse just nice!!!

  13. ovenhaven says:

    These look absolutely sophisticated. I’m sure your parents must’ve loved them!

  14. Gorgeous desserts! Sorry your parents couldn’t have stayed longer.

  15. absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait for the recipes.
    Enjoy your nice weather! Believe me, winter gets old pretty quick when it snows from October to May!

  16. eliza says:

    i happened to stumble on your blog, what a beautiful creation! sounds yummy too.

  17. leaca says:

    These look great. You have a nice collection of faves too. I am going to go fave a bunch of them myself.

  18. leaca says:

    Aw thanks for including me. =]

  19. cindy* says:

    what a lovely parting treat for your parents. beautiful and thoughtful!

    my fiance has a fascination with iceland and i hope to someday take him there.

  20. amy says:

    aran, you’re photos are just so so stunning!

  21. Catherine says:

    I wonder which is the best : le picture or the dessert ;o) Looks so delightful !

  22. Cakespy says:

    I’m a fairweather friend to Autumn–if winter means sweets like this, I’m moving on with pleasure! :-)

  23. Absolutely devine..stunning photos and I bet the dessert tastes yummy!

  24. ahk so perfect and little and round! iceland eh, i would love to go too! but as for living in snow…hmmm i might like it if it wasn’t extreme. Right now the snow is level with my porch…it’s crippling, it shuts things down, people are going crazy…4 feet and rising. boooo.

  25. PheMom says:

    Autumn has definitely run away here in Utah. It has been snowing all day long and is still going strong. This dessert looks absolutely beautiful! Happy Holidays!

  26. never ceases to amaze me… you are so fancy! :)

  27. lisa (dandysugar) says:

    A gorgeous dessert! It looks absolutely delicious.

  28. Cherie says:

    These look interesting and delicious!

  29. these look so nice. Eager to get the recipe :)

  30. It looks incredible. I love this combination. I always have trouble when my parents go. Completely understand.

  31. A fabulous photo.

    Merry Christmas.

  32. These look beautiful… I am no pastry chef myself so am trying to get inspiration for a dinner party tomorrow. Thank you!


  33. Cynthia says:

    These look insane amazing.

  34. Shannon says:

    wow!!! these are AMAZING!! we’re can i find their recipe? i’m sure my husband would just love them, he’s a sucker for caramel apples!!

  35. Anonymous says:

    This is such a wonderful combination of texture and taste!
    How did you get all the layers to smoothly level out when working with a ring mold? I always have the most difficult time getting all the layers lay out evenly!!! As usual, your creation always fascinates me!

  36. Aran says:

    Anonymous- bavarians are pretty runny at first so once poured into the ring mold, they spread well. Freeze after each layer to set it well. Good luck!

  37. Anonymous says:

    This mousse creation looks amazing. Waiting for your recipe ^^

    Have a nice day
    (I’ll continue reading your fabulous blog)

  38. lelaine says:

    This looks so amazing, did you ever get the recipe posted? I didnt seem to find it.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Wow, they look sensational! May I know where I can find the recipe?

  40. Annie says:

    so pretty! ñammm..! Can you tell us how make this recipe? I would like try it. Thank you!

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  42. Hi, this looks amazing! Any chance the recipe is available? Thanks!

  43. Amy says:

    Looks Delicious Please Could You Send Me The Recipe?

  44. Mika says:

    Hi, would you be so kind and send me the recipe as well? That would make my day!

  45. Maria says:

    This is an amazing dessert! The pictures are even better! I would be really really happy if you could send me the recipe if you are still willing to share it!! Thank you!

  46. Crystal says:

    I would love it if the recipe was on here! :)

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