Friday, May 26, 2023

CHOCOLATE CHERRY PUDDING: National Cherry Dessert Day!

Today is National Cherry Dessert Day, so, of course, I went to my favorite Cherry Preserves site:
Bonne Maman! And what did I find? A fabulous recipe for Chocolate Cherry Pudding! You're going to love this today.. and any day!


2 cups Whole Milk 
3 oz Bittersweet Chocolate 
½ cup Bonne Maman Cherry Preserves (remove large cherry pieces, and set aside) 
1/3 cup Sugar 
1 Tbsp Cornstarch 
5 Egg Yolks beaten 
⅛ tsp pure Vanilla Extract 
¼ tsp Salt 4-6 
Chocolate Wafers 
Whipped Cream

Melt chocolate in double boiler over medium high heat. In small saucepan, heat 5 Tablespoons of Bonne Maman Cherry preserves (with the large pieces of cherries set aside) over low heat. In medium saucepan, warm the milk until it just simmers, then remove from heat. In large bowl, mix together  sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, vanilla, and salt. Slowly pour warm milk into egg mixture, whisking continuously, to temper eggs. Return to saucepan and cook over low heat until mixture coats back of a spoon, about 4-5 minutes.

Pour melted chocolate into egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Slowly add cherry preserves liquid and whisk until incorporated and smooth.

At bottom of serving platter or dish, place layer of chocolate wafers (either whole, or cut in half as necessary to fit the bottom of dish). Add  layer ofremaining Bonne Maman Cherry Preserves to coat the wafers. Pour a layer of pudding into dish to fill almost to top, and refrigerate until set. 

When ready to serve, top with whipped cream and a reserved cherry.

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