Tested till perfect Chocolate Pate with Fig Topping

Chocolate Pate with Fig Topping

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 8

Ingredients

  • 8 oz 8ozbittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupunsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupicing sugar
  • 4 4egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwhipping cream

Fig Topping:

  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupwater
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuporange liqueur
  • 3 tbsp 3tbsporange juice concentrate
  • 4 4fresh green figfresh green figs, quartered
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tsplemon juice
  • 16 16fresh raspberryfresh raspberries
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Preparation

Line 5-3/4-x 3-1/4-inch (625 mL) loaf pan with plastic wrap; set aside.

In saucepan, melt together chocolate, butter and sugar over medium-low heat until smooth. Whisk in egg yolks, one at a time; cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes or until thickened and glossy. Transfer to large bowl; let cool to room temperature.

In separate bowl, whip cream; fold one-quarter into chocolate. Fold in remaining whipped cream. Spoon into prepared loaf pan. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or until firm. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.) To unmould, gently pull on plastic wrap to loosen top edge of pate from pan; unmould onto cutting board. Cut into 8 slices.

Fig Topping: Meanwhile, in saucepan, bring sugar, water, orange liqueur and orange juice concentrate to boil; boil for 5 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes to cool slightly. Stir in figs and lemon juice. Spoon onto 8 dessert plates; top with slice of pate. Sprinkle plate with raspberries.

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