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Heavenly Chocolate Mousse

 Heavenly Chocolate Mousse
"Heaven on a spoon" is how one friend describes this chocolaty dessert. My husband, Allen rates it best of all the special treats I've made. The filling can also be used for a pie.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions

  • In a microwave, microwave the chocolate, 1/4 cup water and butter
  • until the chocolate and butter are melted; stir until smooth. Cool
  • for 10 minutes.
  • In a small heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining
  • water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160°
  • or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from
  • the heat; whisk in chocolate mixture.
  • Set saucepan in ice and stir until cooled, about 5-10 minutes. Fold
  • in whipped cream. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate for 4 hours
  • or overnight. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 205 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.