Chocolate Pate with Cranberry Coulis

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time: 8 hrs
Yields: 10 servings


Chocolate Pate with Cranberry Coulis is a terrific choice when you are looking for a dessert that is delicious, beautiful and different.


  • 1 1/2 cups OCEAN SPRAY® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
  • 3/4 cup OCEAN SPRAY® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • PATE
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream


cranberry sauce, cranberry juice cocktail and lime juice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate. Makes 1 3/4 cups.

8 x 4-inch baking pan with plastic wrap. Combine 1/4 cup whipping cream and egg yolk in small bowl.

COMBINE morsels, corn syrup and butter in heavy-duty medium saucepan. Melt over lowest possible heat. When morsels begin to melt, remove from heat; stir. Return to heat for a few seconds at a time, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Add cream mixture to saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat for 1 minute. Let cool to room temperature.

BEAT remaining cream and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold chocolate mixture into the whipped cream. Pour into prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight or freeze 3 hours.

TO SERVE, spoon Cranberry Coulis on a dessert plate. Place a slice of Chocolate Pate on plate. Garnish with whipped cream.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.


by N. Nikki , PALATINE, IL on May. 2007

This is wonderful. Fantastic taste and beautiful presentation. (I used small ramikins rather than the loaf pan.) Rather than cranberry coulis I made a raspberry coulis, a little sharp but not as sharp as the cranberry. (I did it for mothers day and since I am the Mom and I like raspberry flavor...:)

Excellent Dessert

by J. JAN , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Jan. 2006

This dessert is just excellet in all ways, taste, appearance, presentation, etc. I have been asked to make it for several people {although I have offered them the recipe}. It is such a delight and there is never any left!

Chocolate Pate with Cranberry Coulis

by c. colleen , BROOKLYN PARK, MN on Jan. 2006

I wanted to make something different for my family so tried this last night. It was very unique and tasted great!

Yummy and Different

by j. jerrilyn , LAKE PLACID, NY on Dec. 2005

What a great dessert. I was greated with raves and requests for adding this to my regular desserts.

Chocolate Pate with Cranberry Coulis

by R. Ruth , OCALA, FL on Oct. 2005

Very elegant presentation, exceptionally lite and yet dense.

Chocolate Pate with Cranberry Coulis

by C. Carole , HARRISVILLE, OH on Mar. 2005

Very good. Something like a fudge, but a lot softer. The cranberry was a little harsh. I liked it, but my family did not. I would like to try this recipe on someone other than my family to see if they have the same reaction.


by K. KATE , brattleboro, VT on Feb. 2005

what an elegant dessert. So easy to make. A big hit at our christmas party. The sweet taste of chocolate is enhanced by the tart flavor of the cranberry coulis. I highly recommend this dessert to all.


by A. Anna , PORT JERVIS, NY on Nov. 2004

we thought this was good but perfered no sauce.It tastes like a cross between a fudge and a mousse.Next time I will use cherry pie filling.