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Chocolate Sauce

  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  • In a small heavy saucepan, bring the cream to a bare simmer over low heat.
  • Place the chocolate pieces in a medium heatproof bowl. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let sit for 1 minute, undisturbed. Add the vanilla and whisk until the chocolate melts and the sauce is smooth and thick.
  • Let the sauce cool slightly before using.