Dark Chocolate Mousse with Haskap Berry Compote

Photography: Tango | Food Styling: Nataly Simard | Prop Styling: Caroline Simon

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 2 hours & 35 minutes
  • Portion size 6 servings


Haskap Berry Compote (recipe, see right):


In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt butter and chocolate, stirring often. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Whisk in egg yolk until smooth.

In small saucepan, bring sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil, without stirring, until candy thermometer reads 114°C. Meanwhile, in large heatproof bowl, beat egg whites using electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Continue beating at high speed; pour hot syrup in thin drizzle over egg white mixture. Set aside.

In separate large bowl, beat cream using electric mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Using silicone spatula, gently fold in cooled chocolate mixture, then fold in egg whites in 3 additions.

Divide mousse among 6 cups or glasses. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.) Top with dollop of Haskap Berry Compote.

Haskap Berry Compote

In large saucepan, combine 2 cups frozen haskap berries, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 sprig fresh tarragon, if desired. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is syrupy, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool and refrigerate for 1 hour. Discard tarragon. (Make-ahead: Can be stored in airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days.) Makes about 1 1/2 cups.



If your local grocery store doesn't carry haskap berries, substitute fresh blueberries for a sweeter flavour, or cranberries or raspberries for a more tart compote.



Haskaps are oval-shaped berries found in northern climates with colour and smooth skin similar to blueberries. Rich in antioxidants, haskap berries give off aromas of cassis, blueberry, raspberry and rhubarb.

Nutritional facts PER SERVING (WITH 1 TBSP COMPOTE) about

  • Iron 3.9 mg
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 50 mg
  • Sugars 47 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 525
  • Total fat 31 g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Saturated fat 19 g
  • Total carbohydrate 55 g
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Dark Chocolate Mousse with Haskap Berry Compote