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01.01.2003 -dessert - fruit

Fruit Salad with Chocolate and Spices

« Today’s dessert is a pleasurable combination of rather an elaborate fresh fruit salad and chocolate sauce. This treat for the taste buds is a true delight, with its perfect blend of sweet and sour! » 
Type Dessertfruitspiceschocolatedark chocolate – mango – papaya – bananas – grapefruit - fruit salad - pineapple
Level of difficulty easy
Preparation time Preparation: 40 minutes – Resting time (for cream): 1 hour
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Serves 6

  • 5 oz (150 g) dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa)
  • 3/8 cup (85 g) superfine (caster) sugar
  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • 6 oranges
  • 2 grapefruit
  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • ½ papaya (or ¼ melon)
  • 2 bananas (not too ripe)
  • 2 apples (Elstar or Golden Delicious)
  • 4 fresh eggs
  • 1 cup (25 cl) liquid whipping cream
  • 1 cup (25 cl) whole milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tsp (3 g) ground nutmeg
  • A few fresh mint leaves to decorate


To make the fruit salad

  • Peel the pineapple, mangoes, papaya, apples and bananas, and chop them into small pieces
  • Wash 2 of the 6 oranges and the grapefruit. Use a grater to remove the zest.
  • Set aside to be used for decoration
  • Peel and seed the 2 oranges and grapefruit, and then divide into segments
  • Squeeze the juice from the 4 remaining oranges, and boil half of it with a tablespoon of the superfine sugar
  • Add the aniseed, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon stick and vanilla pod (split lengthways) and let all of these ingredients infuse in the sweetened orange juice
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool down completely
  • Once cool, add the rest of the orange juice and mix well
  • Strain through a conical sieve and pour the spiced juice onto the fruit
  • Set aside in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

To make the chocolate cream

  • Use a knife to break the chocolate into small pieces
  • Bring the milk and liquid whipping cream to the boil
  • Remove from the heat as soon as they begin to boil
  • Separate the egg yolks from the whites
  • Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl with the rest of the superfine sugar (1/3 cup (70 g)) until the mixture turns pale, and then add the hot milk, stirring well
  • Reheat the mixture on a low heat, stirring continuously
  • Remove from the heat, and then pour the hot cream onto the chocolate in four stages, constantly stirring the mixture until its consistency is completely even
  • Let it cool, and then pour some chocolate cream into the bottom of each dish
  • Put the dishes into the refrigerator for 1 hour so that the chocolate sauce hardens.


  • Put some fruit salad on top of the hardened chocolate in each glass and decorate with the orange and grapefruit zest, and a few fresh mint leaves.


Some red berries (strawberries, raspberries or pitted cherries) added to each dessert just before serving would be a nice finishing touch.

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