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Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

 Chocolate Raspberry Mousse
The addition of whipping cream lends to the spectacular, smooth texture of this rich and creamy mousse. You just can't beat the chocolate-and-raspberry flavor combination.—Steffany Lohn, Brentwood, California
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raspberry liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Fresh raspberries

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, heat 1-1/2 cups cream and sugar over medium heat
  • until bubbles form around sides of pan. Whisk a small amount of the
  • hot mixture into the egg yolks. Return all to the pan, whisking
  • constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at
  • least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the
  • heat. Stir in the chocolate, liqueur and vanilla.
  • In a large bowl, beat remaining cream until stiff peaks form; fold
  • into chocolate mixture. Spoon into dessert glasses. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Garnish with raspberries.
  • Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup (calculated without raspberries) equals 458 calories, 38 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 163 mg cholesterol, 26 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.