Dark chocolate & prune mousse

Dark chocolate & prune mousse

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(5 ratings)

Ready in 25 mins plus 1hr chilling


Serves 4
A luscious dessert that's low in fat and sugar as only a small amount of chocolate is used

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal261
  • fat14g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.18g
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  • 410g can prunes, in apple juice
  • 1 tbsp brandy (optional)



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  • 50g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
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  • grated zest of ½ orange



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  • 300g natural Greek-style yogurt



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • 1 tbsp pistachio nuts, roughly chopped


  1. Drain off and reserve the juice from the prunes, then press each prune gently between your fingers to slip out the stone. Tip the prunes with the apple juice into a food processor or blender (there should be no more than 100ml juice). Add the brandy, if using, then process the fruit to a purée.

  2. In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate on High for 1-2 mins until melted. Stir in the orange zest and allow to cool slightly. Divide the yogurt between two bowls and stir the melted chocolate into one of them.

  3. Layer alternate spoonfuls of the three mixtures in four dessert tumblers, starting with a layer of prune purée, then natural yogurt followed by the chocolate yogurt mix. Finish with prune purée and top this with natural yogurt. If you like a marbled effect, swirl the layers together using a skewer.

  4. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hr before serving, then scatter over the pistachio nuts to decorate.

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2nd Apr, 2018
Mine came out not looking like these at all - I'm a messy cook and I find it difficult to do neat layers. However, that's not the reason for the 2 stars - I just didn't like the taste of the yoghurt and chocolate. Its a lovely idea but not with the chocolate for me. I might try again later with something else in the yogurt.
30th May, 2009
We live outside of the UK and prunes in apple juice wasn't an option so I rinsed off syrup and added apple juice and mango juice whichworked really well. By mistake I added twicw the amount of choclate and a whole orange which worked REALLY well too. Also added Cointreau not brandy and it was gorgeous. V v easy. Recipe a bit plagiarised though! Need to read it properly next time.
4th Nov, 2008
I will be honest I am only 13 but love cooking and my gran is diabetic - I will give this a try for her. Thankyou. It sounds grose but could be quite nice. Me and my gran both like chocolate and prunes so this will be good. I will make it and tell you what me and my gran think. Thankyou again and hope no one is startled at my age.
17th Sep, 2008
I thought this was a lovely dessert. Would suit those who don't like anything too sweet. Excellent for diabetics who aren't allowed to eat loads of chocolates.
4th Sep, 2008
Much too heavy. My husband was disappointed with the result.
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