Chocolate-Orange Custards

Chocolate-Orange Custards
Chocolate-Orange Custards

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

ramekins or 24 baking cups

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • Custard:

  • 5

    egg yolks

  • 1/3

    cup sugar

  • 1

    package (6oz) semisweet chocolate chips, melted

  • 1-1/2

    cups whipped cream

  • 1/4

    cup milk

  • 1

    tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur

  • 1

    teaspoon dried orange peel

  • Topping:

  • 1/2

    cup whipping cream

  • 1

    tablespoon sugar

  • 1/2

    teaspoon dried orange peel

  • 1/8

    cup semisweet chocolate chips, finely ground

  • 1

    tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 Custard: Beat egg yolks and sugar in a medium bowl until well blended using an electric mixer. Add melted chocolate; beat until well blended. Beat in whipping cream, milk, liqueur, and orange peel. Place 12 small ramekins (or 24 2" foil baking cups) in 9"x13" baking pans. Fill each ramekin with custard mixture. Fill pans with hot water to come halfway up sides of ramekins. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until a knife inserted near center of custard comes out clean. Cool completely in pans of water. Remove ramekins from pans, cover, and refrigerate until well chilled. Topping: Place a medium bowl and beaters from an electric mixer in refrigerator until well chilled. In chilled bowl, combnine whipping cream, sugar, and orange peel; whip until stiff peaks form. Fold in chocolate chips and liqueur. Spoon about 1 tablespoon topping over each chilled custard. Store in an air tight container in refrigerator until ready to serve.

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