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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large 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, 5-10 minutes. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 205 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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