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Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse à l'Orange

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.

Cooking Light APRIL 2003

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 241
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated fat: 3.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 9.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 35.9g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 124mg
  • Calcium: 79mg

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Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse à l'Orange Recipe