Dark Chocolate Ganache

Use your favorite brand of chocolate candy bar to make this sauce. If desired, a small amount of liqueur can be added to the melted chocolate mixture.

Makes: 3Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 3


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 1⁄3 cups finely chopped dark chocolate


  • Combine cream and butter in a heavy saucepan. Place chopped chocolate in a dry, heatproof bowl. Bring cream and butter to a boil, then immediately pour over the chocolate. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Whisk melted chocolate and cream until smooth. Use as directed in recipes.