Dessert Cheese Board with Dark Chocolate Chili Ganache

Ingredients for 1 serving

Dark Chocolate Chili Ganache

1 (3.5 ounces) bar of dark chocolate

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream + 1 to 2 tablespoons extra, if necessary

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper


Cheese Board

Ripe strawberries, raspberries, cherries

Dark Chocolate Chili Ganache

Candied pecans

Granny smith apples

Truffled honey

Pomegranate seeds

Various cured meats

Crackers or fresh bread

Dessert Cheese Board with Dark Chocolate Chili Ganache


Dark Chocolate Chili Ganache

Break up the chocolate bar into individual squares and add to a microwavable bowl or cup with corn syrup, and 1/4 cup cream. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, then stir. Continue to microwave in 15-second intervals as needed, stirring each time until the chocolate is smooth and melted.

If necessary, add 1 to 2 tablespoons extra cream and stir vigorously to smooth ganache until silky and pourable. Stir in the vanilla and cayenne pepper. Spoon ganache into a small serving dish and enjoy with fresh fruits!


Cheese Board

When assembling your board, ensure items are consistent with the theme. For a Valentine’s Board, evoke love and romance with the pairings.

Use any type of platter or board to serve the cheese, but make sure that it’s flat and food-safe, i.e. not coated in poisonous paints. Cutting boards, marble slabs, metal trays, and slate pieces are all perfect for serving. 

Piles of cheese, meats, fruits, schmears and breads are bound to look good no matter what you do… the more the better! Add herbs or cut lemons for visual appeal, and use a good mix of colors. 

Source: Just Putzing

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