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White Chocolate Mousse with Cherry Sauce

White Chocolate Mousse with Cherry SauceBring an elegant ending to dinner with this luscious, make-ahead dessert of white chocolate, cream, and cherries.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 large beaten egg yolks
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 ounces white baking bar, grated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whipping cream

Cherry Sauce:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
2 cups fresh or frozen pitted tart red cherries
1 tablespoon orange liqueur or orange juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Mousse: Chill a small mixing bowl. Combine egg yolks, milk, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, and 3 tablespoons sugar in a heavy small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in the grated baking bar and vanilla; stir until melted. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Beat whipping cream in the chilled bowl on low speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gently fold the cooled baking bar mixture into the whipped cream. Spoon the mixture into a 2-quart square baking dish. Refrigerate 4 to 24 hours or until set.
  3. For Cherry Sauce: Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch in saucepan. Stir in water. Add cherries. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add orange liqueur or orange juice. Cool slightly.
  4. To Serve: Spoon chocolate mousse onto dessert plates. Drizzle with warm cherry sauce.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories: 453, total fat: 29g, saturated fat: 18g, cholesterol: 157mg, sodium: 72mg, carbohydrate: 43g, fiber: 1g, protein: 6g, vitamin A: 35%, vitamin C: 10%, calcium: 10%

Recipe provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.