Decadent Chocolate Pâte With Crème Anglaise

Chocolate Pate With Crème Anglaise

This chocolate pate is elegant, easy and decadent – the perfect dessert for a date night. Short on time? Skip the crème anglaise and serve the pate with fresh whipped cream instead.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 8 People


Ingredients for Pate:

  • 10 oz high-quality bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup 35% whipping cream
  • 2 cups fresh berries raspberries, strawberries, blueberries or a combination
  • Mint sprigs optional

Orange Crème Anglaise

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • Zest of half an orange


Method for Pate:

  • In heat-proof bowl set over hot water, stir chocolate with cream until melted.
  • Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate for at least 8 hours or until firm (Pate can be refrigerated for up to 6 days.)
  • Alternatively, you can pour the pate into a small loaf pan so that you can slice the pate once cooled and set. If you leave it in a bowl, you can make balls of pate using an ice cream scooper.

Method for Orange Crème Anglaise:

  • In separate heatproof bowl, whisk egg yolks with sugar until light yellow.  In saucepan, heat cream over low heat until bubbles form around edge of pan; whisk warm cream into yolk mixture.
  • Set bowl over simmering water; cook, stirring with wooden spoon, for 5 to 10 minutes or until thick enough to coat back of spoon.  Strain through fine sieve into bowl.  Place wrap directly on surface; refrigerate until chilled or for up to 3 days.
Keyword Dessert
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