Israeli Mousse Dessert
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Israeli Mousse Dessert

A Passover recipe for chocolate mousse with pecans.

I like Passover recipes that can be done in advance, frozen and taken out when needed. As soon as I have a portion of my kitchen cleaned and ready, I usually make certain dishes.

A former Atlanta resident who made aliyah sent me this wonderful, tasty, very rich dessert. Serves 8 to 10.


7 ounces bittersweet chocolate

3 1/2 ounces unsalted butter or Passover margarine

1/2 cup chopped pecans

2/3 cup sugar

6 eggs, separated


Heat oven to 350 F.

Melt chocolate and butter (margarine) on low heat and mix until smooth.

Mix egg yolks, nuts and 1/3 cup sugar into warm mixture.

Beat egg whites until stiff with 1/3 cup of sugar. Fold into chocolate batter.

Bake half of the mixture for 15 minutes in a greased 1 ½-quart casserole or pie pan.

Cool completely. Top with remaining half, wrap well and freeze.

Thaw before serving. Very rich. Serve small portions.

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