High-Protein Apple Cheesecake Mousse Cups

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings

Crafted with cottage cheese, these protein-loaded mousse cups are zesty and delicious. They’re a healthy snack that keeps you energized throughout your day.


Cheesecake Mousse:

  • 2 cups (500ml) cottage cheese
  • 3 tbsp (45ml) maple syrup
  • 2 tsp (10ml) lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) lemon juice

Date Tahini Caramel:

  • 12 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) boiling water
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) tahini
  • 1/4 tsp (3ml) kosher or sea salt

Apple Topping:

  • 2 small USA Gala Apples, diced
  • 1 tsp (5ml) lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) lemon juice
  • 2 tsp (10ml) maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp (1ml) each ground cinnamon and ground ginger
  • Mint leaves for garnish


To make cheesecake mousse:

  1. Place cottage cheese, maple syrup, and lemon zest and juice in a blender cup.
  2. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
  3. Divide mousse among 4 cups or small glasses; set aside.

To make date tahini caramel:

  1. In a clean blender cup, blend dates, boiling water, maple syrup, tahini, and salt with an immersion blender until smooth.
  2. Divide evenly on top of cheesecake mousse in cups.

To make apple topping:

  1. In a bowl, combine diced apples, lemon zest and juice, syrup, cinnamon, and ginger.
  2. Spoon topping evenly over date tahini caramel and garnish each cup with mint leaves before serve.