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Dark chocolate & prune mousse

Dark chocolate & prune mousse

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Ready in 25 mins plus 1hr chilling
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

Nutrition: per serving
low insalt0.18g


  • 410g can prunes , in apple juice
  • 1 tbsp brandy (optional)
  • 50g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
  • grated zest of ½ orange
  • 300g natural Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 tbsp pistachio nuts, roughly chopped


  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 4

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

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2005


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