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Raspberry Mousse in Chocolate Cups

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Raspberry Mousse in Chocolate Cups
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8
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Serve mousse in tasty chocolate cups and top it with raspberry - perfect for dessert. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 teaspoons shortening
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon unflavoured gelatin
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup icing sugar
Fresh raspberries, if desired
Fresh mint leaves, if desired

Steps

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    1. In small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and shortening; cook over low heat until melted, stirring frequently.
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    2. Line 8 muffin cups with paper baking cups. With pastry brush, coat sides and bottom of each cup thickly and evenly with chocolate. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until set.
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    3. Brush any thin spots with additional chocolate. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
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    4. Place water in small microwave-safe bowl; sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand 5 minutes to soften.
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    5. Meanwhile, place 1 1/2 cups raspberries in blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade. Cover; blend until pureed.
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    6. Microwave gelatin on HIGH for 30 to 40 seconds or until gelatin is dissolved. Add to raspberry mixture; mix well.
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    7. In small bowl, beat whipping cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. DO NOT OVERBEAT. Gently fold in raspberry mixture. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
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    8. Fifteen minutes before serving, carefully peel paper from chocolate cups. Spoon raspberry mixture into cups. Garnish with raspberries. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Ingredient Substitution Some supermarkets and gourmet shops sell chocolate dessert cups. They can be substituted for the homemade ones.
  • Kitchen Tip If you don’t have a pastry brush, use the tip and the back of a spoon to spread the chocolate on the bottom and up the sides of the cups.
  • Recipe Variations Instead of preparing chocolate cups, purchase ready-made cups to hold the raspberry mousse. Try individual shortcakes sponge cake cups or tartlet shells.
  • Fresh Raspberry Mousse with Whipped Cream is another simple variation of this recipe. Arrange fresh raspberries in small dessert dishes; spoon the mousse over the fruit. Garnish each serving with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8
Calories
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21
Saturated Fat
13
Cholesterol
40
Sodium
15
Dietary Fiber
3
Sugars
24
Protein
2
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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