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Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse à l'Orange

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 6 servings
Fresh orange sections are topped with a thick chocolate mousse for a unique presentation. The mild bitterness of orange rind and bittersweet chocolate temper the sweetness of this easy dish. You can prepare the dessert up to a day ahead.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier (orange-flavored liqueur)
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 (12.3-ounce) packages reduced-fat silken tofu, drained
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 oranges, peeled and sectioned

Nutrition Information

  • calories 241
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 7.1 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 9.5 g
  • carbohydrate 35.9 g
  • fiber 4.1 g
  • cholesterol 1 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 124 mg
  • calcium 79 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a blender or food processor; process mixture until smooth.

  2. Place chopped chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until almost melted; stir until smooth. Add chocolate to tofu mixture; process until smooth.

  3. Divide orange sections evenly among 6 bowls or parfait glasses; top each serving with 1/2 cup mousse. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.