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Lesley's Valentine Brownies with Raspberry Coulis Recipe

Lesley's Valentine Brownies with Raspberry Coulis

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"Best if slightly undercooked but not quite runny in the center - what the English call 'squidgy'. The raspberry coulis adds a Valentine's Day note. The raspberry juice called for in this recipe should be taken from the leftover juice from the frozen raspberries. "

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. To make brownies: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter or margarine and chocolate; take off of heat. Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat well. Mix in flour, salt and nuts, if desired.
  3. In a greased 8x8 inch baking dish, pour brownie mix.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until toothpick in the center of brownies comes out somewhat clean.
  5. To make Raspberry Coulis: In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, cook raspberries for 5 to 8 minutes; turn down to medium.
  6. In a small bowl, combine juice and cornstarch to make a paste; add to raspberries stirring constantly until thickened. Add rind and cool.
  7. Pool coulis on a dessert plate and place brownie portion on top of coulis; serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 30, 2009

I make raspberry coulis quite often and especially when having brownies for dessert. To get the raspberry sauce smooth it is best to strain it thru cheesecloth or very fine sieve - this particular sauce is not supposed to have seeds. Also, liqueur can be added for extra flavor and if boiled down for a few mins. doesn't really need thickening.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 02, 2005

I AM ONLY RATING THE RASPBERRY SAUCE. I tried it with Hershey's chocolate mousse and didn't like it. It was way too tart and I don't think it mixes well with chocolate, at all. If you make this go easy on the orange zest.


8 Ratings

Nov 22, 2004

Okay, I didn't make the brownies, but I have used the sauce as a topping for chocolate mousse. Once the raspberries were melted, I added 1/4 c. sugar and stirred until dissolved. Then I added the cornstarch-juice mixture (although I used water instead of juice), cooked as directed, and added rind. I kept it in the fridge, then spooned it over the mousse before serving. It was to die for!

Feb 14, 2005

I made this for a couples Valetines meal. They loved it! I did make some adjustments to the couli, I added a can of rasp/strawberry juice concentrate, and thickened. Since I was cooking for 32 people, I baked the brownies in a jelly roll pan. First I cut them diagonally then end to end to create a diamond shape. I topped it off with drizzling melted white chocolate over the top and a sprig of parsley. Thank you for submitting this recipe. I will use it again

May 13, 2009

This is a very good couli; I added some sugar to make it a bit more sweet (I used it for a Vanilla Bavarian). To make it more presentable, I strained the hot berries in a sieve prior to adding the corn starch paste. This took out all the little raspberry seeds and made the sauce velvety smooth; just right for a very elegant dessert.

Feb 13, 2009

I believe this recipe needs sugar in the couli. I added 1/4-1/2 cup of sugar to taste, not sweet but relieves the too strong tartness of the plain raspberries. I did not make the brownies only the couli and it was good with the added sugar.

Feb 18, 2013

Not my favorite brownie recipe. The Coulis was okay, but I felt it was a bit too tart and thick and the brownies weren't fluffy enough, but weren't fudgy either.


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  • Calories
  • 562 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.6 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 32.5 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 6.2 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 330 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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