Chocolate-Ginger Ganache Phyllo Cups

Chocolate and ginger are an unusual but delicious combination for a Fall wedding.

  • Yield: Makes 12

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • Pinch fine salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 sheets phyllo dough, thawed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Crystallized ginger, chopped, for garnish

Directions

  1. Place 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream and the fresh ginger in a small pan and heat over medium heat until bubbles form around the edge of the pan. Remove from heat and cover with a tightly fitting lid. Let ginger steep for 1 hour.

  2. Combine chocolate and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Return the pan with the infused cream to stove and heat over medium heat until bubbles form around the edge of the pan. Pour cream though a fine-mesh sieve set over the chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk cream and chocolate together until smooth. Let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. In the bowl of a mixer, beat on high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a piping bag until ready to use.

  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Place a sheet of phyllo on a cutting board and brush generously with melted butter; scatter 1 teaspoon of the sugar-cinnamon mixture over the top. Repeat for remaining phyllo sheets. Cut each sheet into three 3-inch squares and place in a mini-muffin pan, using your fingers to form flower-shaped cups. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

  4. Let cool for 5 minutes and then remove the phyllo cups from the muffin tin and cool on a wire rack. Beat remaining 6 tablespoons of cream until soft peaks form. Pipe chocolate ganache into each cup. Top with a teaspoon of the whipped cream and a piece of crystallized ginger.

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