Chocolate Chestnut Mousse

Author: Canadian Living

Look for tubes or cans of sweetened chestnut pur?in the baking aisle during the holiday season.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Celebrations: 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 oz milk chocolate finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened chestnut puree
  • 2 tablespoons rum (or 1 tsp/5 mL vanilla)

Method

In small saucepan, heat 2/3 cup (150 mL) of the cream over medium-high heat just until tiny bubbles form around edge.

Meanwhile, in heatproof bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar and salt ; slowly whisk in cream. Place bowl over saucepan of simmering water; cook, stirring, until thermometer registers 160°F (70°C) and custard is thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat.

Whisk in bittersweet and milk chocolates, chestnut puree and rum. Return to heat, stirring, just until melted and combined. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; let cool until stiffened, about 1 hour.

In separate bowl, whip remaining cream; fold one-quarter into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining cream. Pipe or spoon into dessert cups. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 6 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Sodium 26 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 333.0
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Cholesterol 166 mg
  • Saturated fat 15 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 22.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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