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Ginger Chocolate Temptation

 Ginger Chocolate Temptation
Chocolate-covered candied ginger is one of my favorite treats, so I knew this recipe was for me! Every bite of this cool, creamy custard is rich, smooth and decadent.—Elise Lalor, Issaquah, Washington
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup minced crystallized ginger, divided
  • Heavy whipping cream, whipped, optional

Directions

  • Place cream in a small heavy saucepan. Split vanilla bean and scrape
  • seeds into cream. Add bean. Bring cream mixture to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Discard vanilla bean.
  • Stir in chocolate until melted. Stir 1/2 cup chocolate mixture into
  • egg yolks; return all to the pan. Cook and stir until mixture
  • reaches 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from
  • the heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons ginger.
  • Pour into 12 demitasse or espresso cups. Refrigerate for at least 1
  • hour. Just before serving, garnish with remaining ginger and whipped
  • cream if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (calculated without whipped cream) equals 274 calories, 25 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 157 mg cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.