Cherimoya Mousse with Almond-Lime Joconde Base, Lime Compote, and a Cherimoya-Shaped Tuile

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The Dessert Architect

By Robert Wemischner

Published 2009

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Cherimoya mousse, almond-lime joconde base, lime compote, and cherimoya-shaped tuile. Native to the mountains of Peru, the cherimoya has more than a touch of the exotic. The whole fruit looks otherworldly with its pale green skin marked by symmetrical indentations that look like someone had pressed a fingertip into it. Its off-white flesh is studded with off-putting, though easily removable, inedible hard black seeds. Most agree that its flavor seems to be a cross between pineapple, banana,