Valentine's Day Recipes - Romantic Desserts

Valentine's Day Chocolate Mousse, Ambrosia Mold, Cherries Valentines, Valentine's Day Bavarian Cream, Buried Treasure, Basic Chocolate Sauce, Valentines Day Cappuccino Parfait, Easy Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipping Sauce, Valentine's Day Caramel Apple Salad, and Valentine's Day Apple Delight.



Valentine's Day Chocolate Mousse

     18 oz Semisweet chocolate
      2 c  Heavy cream; well chilled
      6 ea Egg
      2 tb Confectioner's sugar
      2 tb Creme de cacao
      1 tb Vanilla extract

Melt the chocolate over hot water. Let it cool until only warm.

While the chocolate cools, whip the cream until it forms medium-stiff peaks. Do not overbeat or the mousse will lose some of its smooth, light texture.

Separate 4 of the eggs and set the whites aside. Combine yolks with the 2 remaining whole eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until eggs are thick and lemon colored, around 5 minutes.

While the yolks are beating, place the 4 egg whites in a bowl and whisk until the whites start to stiffen. Sprinkle on the confectioners' sugar and beat until you have firm peaks.

Working quickly, add the cooled melted chocolate and a scoop of the whipped cream to the egg yolks. Stir until smooth, then add the remaining cream.

When it is fully incorporated, add the liqueur and vanilla, then fold in the whites until just blended.

Pour mousse into small individual serving dishes.

Chill at least 4 hours or overnight (this intensifies the flavor.)

The mousse may be frozen for up to 2 weeks.

Remove from the freezer and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight before serving.



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Ambrosia Mold (romantic recipes for Valentine's Day Desserts)

      1 cn Crushed pineapple in juice, undrained (8 oz)
      2 c  Boiling water
      1 pk Orange Jello (8-serving size)
  1 3/4 c  Thawed Cool Whip Topping
      1 cn Mandarin orange segments, drained (11 oz)
  1 1/2 c  Miniature Marshmallows
    1/2 c  Coconut

Drain pineapple, reserving liquid. Add cold water to liquid to measure 1 cup.

Stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Stir in measured liquid. Refrigerate 1 1/4 hours or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).

Stir in whipped topping with wire whisk until smooth. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until mixture will mound. Stir in oranges, pineapple, marshmallows and coconut. Spoon into 6-cup mold.

Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Unmold.


valentine's day recipes for romantic desserts


Cherries Valentines

  1 1/2 c  Cherries, pitted
      2 md Peaches, halved pitted
    1/2 c  Orange juice
      4 ea Orange wedges
      4 ea Cherries with stems

Place cherries and peaches in a blender with the orange juice. Blend at medium speed until creamy.

Pour mixture into custard glasses. Top each glass with an orange wedge a whole cherry.

Serve immediately or store in the fridge with each custard glass tightly covered. Will keep for 3 to 5 days.


valentine's day recipes for romantic desserts


Valentine's Day Bavarian Cream

      1    Envelope unflavored gelatin
      2 tb Cold water
      2    Egg yolks
    1/2 c  Sugar
      1 ds Salt
      1 c  Milk
      1 ts Vanilla
      1 c  Heavy cream, or 2 cups whipped topping
      Chocolate Sauce (see below)

Sprinkle gelatin on cold water.

Beat egg yolks, sugar, and salt in the top of a double boiler. Beat until light. Add milk.

Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick and smooth. Add softened gelatin, dissolve. Add vanilla.

Cool until thick, stirring often.

Whip cream until it is very thick, but not stiff, fold into the cooled gelatin mixture.

Pour into a 6-cup mold rinsed in cold water, chill until set. Unmold, serve with chocolate sauce. Makes 6 servings.


valentine's day recipes for romantic desserts


Buried Treasure (romantic valentines day desserts)

      1 pk Instant Pudding
        Coolwhip, frozen
Assorted candies: red hots, M&Ms, smarties, etc.

Prepare pudding as directed on package. Using a spoon scoop out 4 balls of frozen coolwhip and place each in the bottom of a dessert glass. Lightly press candies onto the surface of the coolwhip. Cover the coolwhip with pudding. Chill for 1 hour before serving.


valentine's day recipes for romantic desserts

valentine's day recipes for romantic desserts


Basic Chocolate Sauce (for valentines day)

      2 oz Semisweet baking chocolate
      2 tb Butter
    1/2 c  Boiling water
  1 1/2 c  Sugar
        ds Salt
      1 ts Vanilla

Melt chocolate in a double boiler.

Stir in butter, then boiling water, then sugar and salt.

Cook stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

If not serving immediately, either reheat chocolate sauce in double boiler for 10 minutes or heat in microwave for about a minute.

Use as a topping for icecream, a dip for fruits, potato chips, or whatever.


valentine's day recipes for romantic desserts

valentine's day recipes for romantic desserts


Valentines Day Cappuccino Parfait (romantic valentine's day recipes)

      1 ts Instant Coffee
    1/4 ts Water
      1 c  Thawed Cool Whip Topping
      1 pk Instant Chocolate or Vanilla Pudding
           2% lowfat milk
  Dissolve coffee in water. Stir into Cool Whip.

Prepare pudding as directed using the 2% lowfat milk.

Let stand 5 minutes. Spoon pudding and whipped topping alternately into 6 dessert glasses. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


valentine's day recipes for romantic desserts


Easy Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipping Sauce

      8 oz Milk Chocolate
    1/2 c  Whipping Cream
      1 x  Hazelnut-Flavored Liqueur; *
  *    As much or as little as you like.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and allow to cool until tepid.

Blend in the whipping cream and liqueur, mixing well and serve immediately. Makes about 1 1/2 cups of dipping sauce.

Fresh or Dried Fruit, Vanilla Wafers, Ladyfingers, Pound Cake Cubes, Plain Cookies, Potato Chips, Pretzels


valentine's day recipes for romantic desserts


Valentine's Day Caramel Apple Salad

      8 oz Frozen whipped topping, thawed
      1 pk Butterscotch pudding mix
      8 oz Can crushed pineapple with juice
      3 c  Diced apples
      1 c  Dry roasted peanuts
      1 c  Mini marshmallows

Mix cool whip, butterscotch pudding and pineapple in a bowl. Add peanuts, marshmallows and apples. Stir to mix well.

Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Makes about 8 servings.


valentine's day recipes for romantic desserts


Valentine's Day Apple Delight

      2    Egg
      1 c  Sugar
      1 ts Baking powder
      1 ts Vanilla
    1/4 ts Salt
      3 tb Flour; rounded
      1 c  Apple; chunks
    1/4 c  Walnuts

Beat eggs light. Add sugar slowly and beat well. Add flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Beat. Stir in apple chunks and walnuts. Place in an in 8x8 inch pan and bake at 325 for about 20 to 30 minutes.


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