Chocolate-Chestnut Mousse

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chestnut puree (found in the baking aisle)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
Directions

Put the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring, until melted, about 2 minutes. Blend the chestnut puree, almond extract, salt and 1 cup confectioners' sugar in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and fold in half of the melted chocolate.

Beat the cream and the remaining 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar with a mixer until soft peaks form. Reserve 1/2 cup for topping. Fold one-quarter of the remaining whipped cream into the chestnut mixture, then fold in the rest. Chill up to 8 hours.

Divide the mousse among dessert glasses. Top with the reserved whipped cream. Remelt the remaining chocolate in the microwave, if necessary, then drizzle on top.

Photograph by Anna Williams


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