Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon Hot Fudge Sauce

Okay. So these are not Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. They're green seedless grapes from Walmart. But there is Cabernet Sauvignon in the hot fudge sauce---and it's delicious. There's a local winery here that sells it and I've been trying to duplicate the recipe. Finally, after 3 failed experiments and an extra 10 pounds around my midsection, I have found the PERFECT wine infused hot fudge sauce. Once it has cooled in the fridge, it is creamy and thick and fudgy and unless you hide it on the top shelf behind that old jar of apricot preserves, your 4 year old son will find it and eat half of it while you are on the computer. Really. I know from experience.

Cabernet Sauvignon Hot Fudge Sauce (adapted from the Boulevard Cookbook).

1 stick butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup Cabernet Sauvignon wine
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup Dutch Processed Cocoa (I used Hershey's special dark cocoa)
4 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate (I used the 3.53 oz Dove 63% cacao bar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

In a medium saucepan over medium/low heat, combine the butter, wine, corn syrup and sugar. When the butter has melted, stir in the cocoa powder. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for three minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the chopped chocolate, vanilla and salt, and whisk to combine. Pour into a heatproof glass storage container or bowl. Chill until ready to use. Can be kept covered and refrigerated for up to two weeks.

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18 comments:

  1. Oh My!! There is nothing left to say. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try this.


    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  3. YUM! Stopping by from SITS. Have a great day.

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  4. YUM! Stopping in from SITS. Have a great day.

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  5. Oh, wow! That sounds soooo good. Mmmmmmmm

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  6. ooh wine and chocolate my two favorite things...mmm

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  7. OH MY GOD... Booze and chocolate... two great things that go great together..

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  8. Yum! Sounds delicious! I have to try this recipe.

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  9. Oh Ali this sounds really yummy!! I think you just need to fix it and box it up and send it to me ;)

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  10. I agree with your posters, wine and chocolate, a great combination! This sounds so decadent! I can't wait to try it!

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  11. Ali,
    This is one kind of sauce I hadn't thought of! How yummy! I wonder if you dip fruit and cake it'll be fondue-ish???
    Thanks for checking on me like you do...I appreciate it.
    Have a great weekend!

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  12. Yum! Wine and chocolate! Two of my favorite things! I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. OH, that sounds delicious! No fair teasing me with that one. Of course, feel free to send some to me for a belated bday present. ; )

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  14. OMG...YUM!

    Thanks so much for visiting me on my SITS day!!

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  15. WOW what a great sauce and I can think of all kinds of ways to use this creation!! YUM

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  16. Love it! Made it and gave it as gifts. My first batch was perfect, my second batch wasn't. I found that the second batch didn't sit long enough after removing it from the heat and adding the final ingredients. However, I accidentally re-boiled it in the microwave and that seemed to fix it.

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  17. okay...before taking down the recipe I had to giggle at the "can be kept for two weeks" part! :p
    I'd be hard pressed to save it for 2 days!!!

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