Window's Chocolate Cherry Pate

Window's Chocolate Cherry Pate

  • 1-1/4 cups fresh Michigan sweet cherries
  • 8 ounces plus 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold coffee
  • 6 ounces (2/3 cup) butter
  • 5 eggs, beaten

Rinse and pit cherries; set aside.

Put chopped chocolate in a large bowl. Combine sugar and coffee in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Immediately pour sugar mixture over chocolate. Beat in butter; fold in eggs and cherries.

Pour mixture into a 6-cup loaf pan. Place pan in bain marie or water bath which reaches halfway up sides of pan.

Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven 1 hour, or until pate is set. Remove from water bath, and let cool. Loosen from pan, and serve in slices garnished with whipped cream.

Makes 8 servings.

Thanks to the Cherry Marketing Institute for this recipe.

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