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Tuxedo Cream Dessert

 Tuxedo Cream Dessert
My adaptation of my grandmother's signature dessert always garners oohs and aahs. It's pretty and deliciously rich and creamy. Gran and I have both considered it a favorite for entertaining because it can be made up a day ahead.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • VANILLA LAYER:
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1-2/3 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • STRAWBERRY SAUCE:
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1
  • minute. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup cream to a simmer. Stir 1/2
  • cup into gelatin mixture until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir
  • chocolate chips into remaining warm cream until melted. Stir in
  • gelatin mixture and remaining cream.
  • Transfer to an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • For vanilla layer, in a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water;
  • let stand for 1 minute. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup cream and

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Tuxedo Cream Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sugar to a simmer. Stir in gelatin mixture until gelatin is
  • completely dissolved. Stir in vanilla and remaining cream. Carefully
  • spoon over chocolate layer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2
  • hours or until firm.
  • For sauce, in a blender, puree strawberries and sugar. Transfer to a
  • bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Just before serving, unmold dessert and cut into slices. Serve with
  • strawberry sauce. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 455 calories, 40 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 129 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.