This recipe was delish! I am going to use it as our Christmas dessert this year … unless I come across something else totally amazing. My main reason for wanting to use this recipe is that everything can be done days in advance. Days!! Time is gold during the holidays and will give me a chance to celebrate the festivities (read: make gingerbread villages) instead of being trapped in the kitchen.
If you love chocolate mousse and cherries this dessert is your match. It’s a lovely light mousse with tart dried cherries in a sweet cherry juice sauce. It’s one of those recipes where everything just goes well together. Adding a dollop of lightly sweetened whip cream would be great too!
Slightly adapted from: Bon Appetit
½ tsp unflavored gelatin
5 large egg yolks
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ cup light corn syrup
3 tbsp sugar
6 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
1¼ cups whipping cream
1 cup dried tart cherries
1 cup pure cherry juice
½ cup sugar
Lightly butter 8 placements in a muffin pan. This will allow the mousse to pop out of the pan easily.
Place 1 Tbsp. water in a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over and let sit 5 minutes.
Combine cherries and 2 cups very hot water in a small bowl; let sit 10 minutes to soften.