Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse à l'Orange

Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse à l'Orange Recipe
Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
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.


6 servings

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Nutritional 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


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


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

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.

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.

April 2003
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