Orange Fromage Dessert – Appelsinfromage Opskrift – A Classic Danish Orange Mousse Dessert Recipe

This refreshing & delicious dessert is served cool. This homemade dessert is great to serve to your friends and family anytime of the year! 


  • 4 pasteurized eggs that are separated 
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • finely grated orange zest from one orange
  • 1 cup of whipping cream (including some for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatine
  • 1/2 a cup of water

 Kitchen Utensils

  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoon
  • knife
  • spatuala
  • wooden spoon
  • electric mixer
  • cutting board
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • 2 medium size mixing bowls
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 medium pot


  1. Whip 4 egg yolks with a 1/2 cup of sugar in a large mixing bowl.  Whip until it is a light white-yellow in color and fluffy.
  2. Mix 1 tablespoon of gelatin into a 1/2 cup cold water in a small mixing bowl. Stirring constantly to make sure the gelatine dissolves.
  3. Next heat up the orange juice in a medium pot on high heat on the stove.  Remove from the stove and add the dissolved gelatine.  Stir constantly to ensure the gelatine is dissolved.  Then, let the mixture cool for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Next whip the 4 egg whites in a medium size bowl until stiff. Set aside
  5. Whip the whipping cream with the electric mixer in a medium size bowl. Set a side
  6. Combine the orange juice mixture and orange zest into the egg yolk mixture in a large mixing bowl.  Make sure the orange juice is cold before doing this.
  7. Then, fold in the whipped egg whites into the egg yolk mixture with a spatula. 
  8. Fold the whipped cream into the egg mixture one forth at a time. (Leave about 1/4 cup of whipped cream on the side for decoration later.) Stir gently until it starts to thicken.

Serving instructions  

When the orange fromage is almost stiff, spoon into either a serving bowl or individual glasses. If you want to kick it up a notch, create an orange into an individual serving bowl.
To create an individual orange bowl 
Using a sharp knife, cut an orange in half.  Then remove the inside of the orange by scooping out the flesh. You now have a bowl made out of orange peel to use for the orange mousse. Now spoon in the orange fromage to the rim of the orange peel. 
Keep either the serving bowls, individual glasses or the orange bowls in the fridge until ready to serve. Decorate with additional whipped cream.  Add either an thin slice or orange peel, fruit or chocolate on top before serving. This is a fun and tasty way to present the orange fromage dessert! Chill for several hours or until firm. 

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