Boysenberry Chocolate Fools


For the Boysenberry Swirl

12 ounces fresh or frozen boysenberries

1/2 cup sugar, divided

Pinch of fine sea salt

Pinch of cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 tablespoons cornstarch

For the Chocolate Whipped Cream

1 3/4 cups heavy cream

1/4 cup granulated sugar

Pinch of fine sea salt

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

Fresh boysenberries, for topping

Dark chocolate shavings, for topping

For the Boysenberry Swirl

Put berries in a saucepan.

In a bowl, whisk 1/4 cup sugar, salt, cinnamon and vanilla and set aside.

Add sugar to berries and stir to combine.

Heat on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the berries break down, 6 to 8 minutes.

In the small bowl you mixed the sugar in, whisk the remaining 1/4 cup sugar with the cornstarch.

Add to the berry mixture, whisk to incorporate.

Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens, then set aside to cool.

For the Whipped Cream

Whip cream, sugar, salt and vanilla on medium-high speed until the mixture reaches soft peaks.

For the Boysenberry Swirl

Melt chocolate until it's liquid (melt in a microwave in 15-second bursts).

Whip the cream again on medium-low speed, then add chocolate in a slow, steady stream.

Mix until combined and the mixture should still appear soft and smooth.

If it begins to seize or firm up, fold in the remaining chocolate by hand.

Spoon the whipped cream into four to six serving glasses, using about a third of it.

Spoon the berry filling on top, using about half of it.

Add another layer of whipped cream, using another third of the mixture, then top with the remaining berry filling.

Finish with the remaining whipped cream.

Garnish with fresh berries and chocolate shavings, if desired.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

To make Chocolate Shavings

Use a clean, dry vegetable peeler to peel shards of chocolate from a chocolate bar
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