Serves 6
6 tablespoons maple syrup
3 egg yolks
pinch salt
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 cup heavy cream
1 red delicious apple, peeled, cored, diced
1 1/2 cups toasted pecans, chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice

In a medium aluminum bowl, combine the syrup, egg yolks and salt.  Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water.  Whisk the mixture for 5 minutes or until thick and the color is more pale.  Once thick, remove from heat and place bowl over a bowl of ice water to cool.  While the custard is cooling over the ice, stir in the orange zest.  In a separate bowl, whip the cream until thick peaks form.  Slowly fold the whipped cream into the the cooled custard mixture.  Divide the mousse into 6 individual dessert glasses.  refrigerate one hour.  In a medium bowl, combine the apples, pecans, brown sugar and lemon juice.  Fold together thoroughly.  Divide the apple mixture over the cooled individual mousse glasses.  Serve.
Adirondack Cuisine