Chocolate Pâté With Cranberry Coulis

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CHOCOLATE PATE WITH CRANBERRY COULIS

#chocolatefriendsofTenaciousM… If you are trying to do something unique for your loved ones on special occasions, #Valentine’sDay, this recipe is just the right choice because the dessert is excellent in all ways; taste, appearance, presentation and is very easy to do. It is something like fudge; the only difference is it is a lot softer, the taste is great, and the sweet flavor of chocolate is enhanced by the tart tang of the cranberry coulis. You may also substitute raspberry for this recipe if you prefer.

Ingredients For Chocolate Pâté with Cranberry Coulis:

Cranberry Coulis
1 1/2 cups jellied cranberry sauce
3/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
1 teaspoon lime juice

Pâté
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
1 large egg yolk
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream

Directions For Chocolate Pâté with Cranberry Coulis:

For Cranberry Coulis:
Place cranberry sauce, cranberry juice cocktail and lime juice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate. Makes 1 3/4 cups.

For Pâté:
Line 8 x 4-inch baking pan with plastic wrap. Combine 1/4 cup whipping cream and egg yolk in small bowl. Combine morsels, corn syrup and butter in heavy-duty medium saucepan. Melt over lowest possible heat. When morsels begin to melt, remove from heat; stir. Return to heat for a few seconds at a time, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Add cream mixture to saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat for 1 minute. Let cool to room temperature.

Beat remaining cream and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold chocolate mixture into the whipped cream. Pour into prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight or freeze 3 hours.

TO SERVE:
Spoon Cranberry Coulis on a dessert plate. Place a slice of Chocolate Pâté on plate. Garnish with whipped cream.

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