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Chocolate Mousse with Drunken Cherries

This Chocolate Mousse is rich and decadent plus it’s a snap to make! It’s wonderful on its own or top with delicious drunken cherries.

This Chocolate Mousse Recipe is rich and decadent plus it's a snap to make! It's wonderful on its own or top with our delicious drunken cherries.

If you’re a chocolate mousse lover then this chocolate mousse recipe is for you.

I’ve made many a chocolate mousse recipe over the years and I’ve made tweaks as I go. I never wrote a recipe down, instead just tasted as I went, varying the amount of chocolate and whipped cream to suit my mood.

It wasn’t until I went cherry-picking a few weeks ago that I stepped it up a notch. This chocolate mousse recipe is so good that it probably jumped up three or four notches, actually.

The drunken cherries take it from a really good treat to something you could should serve the next time you need an easy dessert that will impress as well.

This Chocolate Mousse Recipe is rich and decadent plus it's a snap to make! It's wonderful on its own or top with our delicious drunken cherries.

The drunken cherries here need to start with fresh, pitted cherries. Don’t even think about using canned, the flavor will be way too sweet; canned and fresh just don’t taste the same.

These drunken cherries aren’t too sweet which is perfect with the chocolate mousse. The brandy flavor is very subtle, it gives just a hint that there’s a little something extra there.

Chocolate mousse isn’t difficult to make but you do need the right ratios. It should be chocolatey enough without being too rich and with just the right amount of cream so the texture is smooth, creamy and luscious.

I swear I’ve never made a batch and sat down with the entire bowl of chocolate mousse in my lap while watching a Breaking Bad marathon. I really haven’t…but boy, that sounds like one awesome evening!

This Chocolate Mousse Recipe is rich and decadent plus it's a snap to make! It's wonderful on its own or top with our delicious drunken cherries.

 

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This Chocolate Mousse Recipe is rich and decadent plus it's a snap to make! It's wonderful on its own or top with our delicious drunken cherries.

Chocolate Mousse with Drunken Cherries

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

This chocolate mousse is rich and decadent, plus it's a snap to make. Don't miss the drunken cherries - they're spectacular!

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups heavy cream (divided)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups fresh cherries (pitted)
  • 1 tbsp brandy
  • fresh cherries and fresh mint leaves for garnishing (optional)

Instructions

  1. Using a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks on high until it's thick and lemon-colored, about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to low and slowly beat in the sugar.
  2. Heat 1 cup whipping cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat until hot. Temper the eggs by slowly drizzling in half of the hot whipping cream into the egg yolk mixture while vigorously whisking. Add the egg mixture to the remaining cream on the stove. Cook over low heat until the mixture thickens, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. Add the chocolate chips to the cream/egg mixture and stir until it's melted. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, just until it's chilled.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a saucepan. Heat until sugar dissolves.
  5. Add the cherries and cook over medium-low heat until the cherries are starting to soften and break down slightly (about 10 minutes). Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the brandy. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
  6. Whip the remaining whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold all but 1/2 cup whipped cream into the chilled chocolate mixture.
  7. Layer the chocolate mousse and cherries in dessert dishes or glasses. Top with the remaining whipped cream and garnish with a fresh cherry and fresh mint leaves, if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 657Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 34gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 257mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 41gNet Carbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 7g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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STARLA WRIGHT

Sunday 24th of February 2019

I DIDN'T SEE HOW MANY SERVING SIZES THIS MAKES, COULD YOU LET ME KNOW. I'M WANTING TO MAKE THIS FOR A COUPLES DINNER AT OUR CHURCH. I DON'T THINK THAT I SHOULD USE THE DRUNKEN CHERRIES SO I'M GOING TO CHANGE IT TO STRAWBERRIES AND WAIT AND TRY THE OTHER WITH JUST MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF. I AM HOWEVER GOING TO FORWARD THIS TO MY DAUGHTER TO TRY, I'M PRETTY SURE SHE'LL LOVE IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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Thursday 12th of February 2015

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