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Chocolate Pate with Cranberry Coulis

Chocolate Pate with Cranberry CoulisDelight your guests with this splendid dessert—a slice of smooth and creamy chocolate pate served atop a pool of cranberry coulis.

Recipe Ingredients:

Cranberry Coulis:
1 1/2 cups Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
3/4 cup Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
1 teaspoon lime juice

Chocolate Pate:
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 large egg yolk
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sweetened whipped cream for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cranberry Coulis: Purée all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Chill. Makes 1 3/4 cups.
  2. For Chocolate Pate: Line an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap. Combine 1/4 cup cream with egg yolk; set aside.
  3. Combine chocolate, corn syrup and butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat until melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add cream mixture to saucepan. Cook 1 minute over medium heat, stirring constantly. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. Beat remaining cream with vanilla in a small mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Use a rubber scraper to gently mix the chocolate into the whipped cream. Pour into pan. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight or freeze 3 hours.
  5. Spoon some Cranberry Coulis on a dessert plate. Place a slice of Chocolate Pate on plate. Garnish with whipped cream.

Makes 10 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): Cal. 443, Total Fat 30grams, Saturated Fat 18grams, Protein 3grams, Carb. 48grams, Chol. 86mg, Dietary Fiber 3grams, Sugar 35grams, Vit. A 215RE, Folate 4Ug, Vit. E <1mg, Vit. C 7mg, Sodium 83mg, Pot. 34mg, Iron 1.5mg, Calcium 44mg, Zinc <1mg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.