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Chocolate-Orange Cream

Yield Makes about 1 quart
Notes: You can make this filling up to 2 hours ahead; cover and chill.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 oz.) neufchâtel (light cream) cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped semisweet chocolate

Nutrition Information

  • calories 373
  • caloriesfromfat 68 %
  • protein 4.5 g
  • fat 28 g
  • satfat 18 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • sodium 135 mg
  • cholesterol 88 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat neufchâtel cheese, orange peel, and vanilla until smooth. Add whipping cream and beat on low speed until blended, then on high speed just until mixture resembles stiffly beaten whipped cream (do not overbeat).

  2. Sift powdered sugar and fold into cream mixture. Fold in chocolate until evenly distributed.

  3. Nutritional analysis per 1/2 cup.