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Chocolate-Mousse Meringue Parfait


This American parfait, made by layering mousse, meringues, and nuts in a tall glass, can be topped with whipped cream and/or liqueur for the ultimate dessert.

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  • 6Servings


Chocolate Mousse

  • 1 ¼ cups chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Meringue Parfait

  • 3 cups Chocolate Mousse
  • 1 ½ cups crumbled meringue
  • ½ cup chopped nuts


1. Pour 2 cups water in a large pot and bring to a boil. 

2. Place a heatproof bowl on top of the pot, making sure the bowl is not touching the boiling water below.

3. Place chocolate in the bowl and melt chocolate.

4. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks and gently mix into the chocolate mixture. 

5. Once chocolate and yolks are incorporated, set aside to cool. 

6. Place egg whites, sugar, and a pinch of salt in a standing mixer and beat until stiff peaks form. 

7. Using a spatula, gently fold the chocolate mixture into the stiff egg whites until fully combined. 

8. Refrigerate mixture until ready to serve. 

To serve: Layer crumbled chocolate chip meringue cookies and chopped nuts with chocolate mousse for an elegant dessert.

Recipe published in JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller Magazine Pesach 2013 SUBSCRIBE NOW

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