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Lemon Mousse Filled Crepe Cups with Berries are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Crepe cups are easily made and filled with a homemade lemon mousse, then topped with fresh berries.

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You’re going to love these Lemon Mousse Filled Crepe Cups with Berries! While making homemade crepes isn’t hard, taking a shortcut using premade crepes meant I could make more of these easy-to-make crepe bowls to fill with a creamy homemade lemon mousse.

I love lemon anything and when I saw the already-made crepes from Melissa’s Produce, I knew lemon desserts were on the list. My lemon cooler cookies appear often as does lemon raspberry cheese ice cream. The lemon mousse is delicious and just makes sense to fill the crepe bowls with and it is perfect!

overhead view of crepe bowls filled with lemon mousse

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The crepe cups are easy to make and everyone will love them.
  • Lemon mousse is light, sweet, and tangy – the perfect combination.
  • This dessert recipe is simple yet looks fancy.

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close up of crepe cup filled with lemon mousse and fruit

What is Lemon Mousse?

Lemon Mousse is a delicious creamy filling for many desserts and can be eaten by itself, too. It’s made with fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, cream cheese, and sweetened condensed milk. It is a no-bake recipe so it’s perfect to make in advance. If you make it the day before, take it out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before using it to soften it up, or simply give it a few mixes with a hand mixer. Plan accordingly as the mousse needs to chill for about 45 minutes before filling the crepe cups.

If you have any lemon mousse remaining, use it in to make these delicious mousse parfaits or swap out the cheesecake filling in these cherry cheesecakes in a jar for the lemon mousse.

What are Crepe Cups?

Crepe cups are simply crepes that have been molded into muffin cups and baked for a few minutes to crispen them up to hold their shape. Each one will be different in its appearance which just adds to the uniqueness of the recipe.

I used premade crepes from Melissa’s Produce to make the crepe cups but you can also make your own. It was a definite time-saver using the already-made crepes! Fresh berries from Melissa’s Produce topped these delicious crepe cups.

Two tips to note when making crepe bowls, they are best eaten immediately after filling them. Two things can happen if you aren’t ready to serve them after making them. One, filling them too soon with the lemon mousse and leaving them to sit a bit will cause the bottom to become a bit soggy. Still good to eat though. The other thing you want to watch for is the crepe bowls can be made in advance up a couple of hours but not more than 3 hours or they will soften and not be crisp. Again, they are still delicious to eat with the mousse and fresh fruit just not crispy to hold up as a bowl.

lemon mousse filled crepe cup with berries

How to Store

Filled Lemon Mousse Crepe Cups are not recommended to store as they will become soggy and not retain the crispness. The lemon mousse can be kept in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. The crepe bowls are best made fresh.

Alternative Way to Serve

If you prefer not to bake the crepe cups or are short on time, this method may work for you, too. Lay a crepe out and spoon a little of the lemon mousse down the center and then roll the crepe up and top with a very small dollop of mousse, fresh berries and a drizzle of dessert sauce of your choice.

🥣Equipment

  • muffin pan
  • medium mixing bowl
  • large mixing bowl
  • hand mixer
  • spatula
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • wire rack
  • lemon juicer
  • lemon zester

📋Ingredients

For the Lemon Mousse

  • lemon juice
  • lemon zest
  • heavy whipping cream, COLD
  • cream cheese, softened
  • sweetened condensed milk

For the Crepe Cups

Toppings

ingredients for lemon mousse crepe bowls

Directions

Step 1

Zest one lemon (you will need 2 teaspoons of zest) and then juice 1 – 2 lemons, depending on how big your lemons are. I used 1 lemon to get 1/4 cup of juice needed for the mousse. Set both aside.

Step 2

In a large bowl, add the COLD whipping cream and use an electric hand mixer to beat the cream until soft peaks are formed. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to keep cold.

whipping heavy cream in bowl

Step 3

In a medium bowl, add the softened cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and zest. Mix until smooth and creamy. Grab the bowl of whipped cream from the refrigerator and using a rubber spatula, gently fold the whipped cream into the lemon cream cheese mixture. Chill the creamy lemon mousse for about one hour before using.

Step 5

To make the Crepe Cups: preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 12 cup muffin pan with nonstick spray. Gently take a thin crepe and carefully fit it into one of the muffin cups, folding and fluffing the edges to make it fit while also pressing lightly the bottom and sides again the muffin cup. Bake for about 3-4 minutes – watch closely or they will burn faster than you think. You want them golden brown. I baked one crepe at first to see how long my oven would take. It was not long! Remove from oven and let them sit in the pan for about 5 minutes to set, then carefully remove to wire cooling rack to cool completely before filling.

crepes pressed into muffin cups
press crepes in muffin tin
close up of crepe bowl
top view of crepe before baking
top view of crepe bowl
baked crepe cup
side view of baked crepe bowl
side view of crepe bowl baked

Step 6

Take the lemon mousse from the refrigerator and give a few mixes with the electric hand held mixer to “fluff” the mousse. Then about a good dollop of mousse to each crepe bowl and top with fresh berries. Add lemon zest and a dessert sauce of your choice, if desired.

side view of baked crepe bowl

Printable Recipe Card

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Lemon Mousse Filled Crepe Cups with Berries

Lemon Mousse Filled Crepe Cups with Berries are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Crepe cups are easily made and filled with a homemade lemon mousse, then topped with fresh berries.
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crepe bowls, crepe cups, fresh fruit, lemon mousse, lemon mousse filled crepe cups with berries
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Chill time of lemon mousse: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 23 minutes
Calories: 1082kcal

Equipment

  • muffin pan
  • medium mixing bowl
  • large mixing bowl
  • Electric hand mixer
  • spatula
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • wire rack
  • lemon juicer
  • lemon zester

Ingredients

For the Lemon Mousse

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest (from lemon)
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (from about 1 -2 lemons)
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • cup sweetened condensed milk

For the Crepe Cups

  • 1 package Ready to Eat Crepes from Melissa's Produce
  • nonstick spray

Toppings

  • fresh berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
  • lemon zest, optional for garnish
  • Melissa's Dessert Sauces, optional

Instructions

To make lemon mousse

  • Zest one lemon (you will need 2 teaspoons of zest) and then juice 1 – 2 lemons, depending on how big your lemons are. I used 1 lemon to get 1/4 cup of juice needed for the mousse. Set both aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the COLD whipping cream and use an electric hand mixer to beat the cream until soft peaks are formed. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to keep cold.
  • In a medium bowl, add the softened cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and zest. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Grab the bowl of whipped cream from the refrigerator and using a rubber spatula, gently fold the whipped cream into the lemon cream cheese mixture. Chill the creamy lemon mousse for about one hour before using.

To make the crepe cups

  • preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 12 cup muffin pan with nonstick spray. Gently take a thin crepe and carefully fit it into one of the muffin cups, folding and fluffing the edges to make it fit while also pressing lightly the bottom and sides again the muffin cup.
    Bake for about 3-4 minutes – watch closely or they will burn faster than you think. You want them golden brown. I baked one crepe at first to see how long my oven would take. It was not long!
    Remove from oven and let them sit in the pan for about 5 minutes to set, then carefully remove to wire cooling rack to cool completely before filling.

To assemble the crepe cups

  • Take the lemon mousse from the refrigerator and give a few mixes with the electric hand held mixer to “fluff” the mousse. Then about a good dollop of mousse to each crepe bowl and top with fresh berries. Add lemon zest and a dessert sauce of your choice, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 1082kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 940mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 116g | Vitamin A: 2313IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 669mg | Iron: 1mg

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close up of crepe cup with mousse and fruit

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    10 Comments

    1. I still have some of those crepes left in my freezer and I love this idea of making cups with them. My lemons are gone but I have chocolate to make mousse!!

    2. Love that you can make the components ahead but I’d be sneaking that mousse by the spoonful every time I went by the fridge!

    3. 5 stars
      What a great idea to use those crepes! I am trying that with the rest of mine. And that lemon mousse sounds light and delicious.