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Tuxedo Cream Dessert Recipe

Tuxedo Cream Dessert Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings

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 vanilla extract
  • STRAWBERRY SAUCE:
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Transfer to an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 3. 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 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.
  • 4. For sauce, in a blender, puree strawberries and sugar. Transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 5. 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 Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.