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Cranberry-Kissed Chocolate Silk

I combined fresh cranberry salad with the rich custard known as pots de crème, and the result is ever so elegant compared to the usual desserts. —Carmell Childs, Clawson, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup sweetened whipped cream
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted


  • Place cranberry juice and salt in a small heavy saucepan; bring just to a boil. Remove from heat. In a small bowl, slowly whisk hot juice into eggs; return all to pan. Cook over low heat 2-3 minutes or until mixture thickens and a thermometer reads 170°, stirring constantly.
  • Place egg mixture, chocolate chips and vanilla in a blender; let stand 2 minutes. Cover and process until smooth. Pour into six dessert dishes. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, covering when completely cooled.
  • Place cranberries in a small food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl; toss with sugar. Top each serving with cranberries, whipped cream and almonds.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 473 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 151mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.

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