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Carolina Kitchen: Dessert Sauces, Chocolate & Mixed Berry

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by Givens Estates, Chef Martha Vining

Easy Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat cream to just boiling point.
  2. Remove from heat, put chopped chocolate in hot cream and allow to melt.
  3. Stir to blend into smooth sauce.

Mixed Berry and Red Wine Sauce

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 3 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Place red wine in stainless steel saucepan and reduce by half over medium heat.
  2. Add berries, sugar and salt.
  3. Cook until sugar dissolves and berries are soft, 4-5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  5. Puree berry mixture.
  6. Use sauce to drizzle over pound cake, ice cream or cheese cake.
  7. Can be kept refrigerated for 3 days or frozen for several months.
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