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This rich sauce will satisfy any sweet tooth. It tastes great poured over pound cake or drizzled on scoops of ice cream.
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions

In a saucepan, combine sugar and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add chocolate and butter; stir until melted. Remove from the heat.
In a small bowl, beat egg yolks. Whisk a small amount of the chocolate mixture into yolks. Return all to the pan; whisk until smooth. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and walnuts. Pour into jars; cool. Cover and store in the refrigerator. To serve, reheat in a microwave. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Fudgy Walnut Sauce in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p46

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 182 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add chocolate and butter; stir until melted. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks. Whisk a small amount of the chocolate mixture into yolks. Return all to the pan; whisk until smooth. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and walnuts. Pour into jars; cool. Cover and store in the refrigerator. To serve, reheat in a microwave. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Fudgy Walnut Sauce in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p46

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