Chocolate Orange Mousse

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This simple chocolate orange mousse is a delicious and elegant dessert to serve on the holidays and at any time. Chocolate mousse made with dark, high-quality chocolate pieces has a unique richness to it. Especially when paired with fresh orange, this is a flavor combination that is perfect for the season. The recipe I use is an easy mousse method that requires few ingredients and just a touch of preparation and time to chill. Throw this together and pull out some fancy dessert cups and this is an easy way to impress your family and guests.

2 large eggs, beaten

2 large egg yolks, beaten

1 cup heavy whipping cream

4 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

2 teaspoons grated orange zest

6 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted

Whipped cream and orange peel strips, optional

  1. In a small sauce pan, stir together the eggs, egg yolks, whippiing cream, brown sugar, orange juice and zest until completely combined. Heat this for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly until it has reached 160 degrees.
  2. Remove from heat and add chocolate, stirring until smooth. Pour into desesrt dishes and refridgerate for at least 3 hours. Garnish with extra chocolate shavings and orange zest.
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