raspberry-port chocolate spread

6 cups raspberries

3/4 c. port

3 cups granulated sugar

pinch salt

18 oz 70% bittersweet chocolate (broken into pieces)


place berries, port and sugar in a heavy, large pot.  cook over low heat until the berries break down.     remove from heat and strain in a chinois or medium seive (you want the seeds removed, but you want as much pulp as possible in your final liquid.  return the liquid back to the pot and simmer until it reduces by half (3 cups).  meanwhile, place the chocolate in a glass bowl.  allow the raspberry syrup to cool only slightly, then pour over the chocolate.  using a whisk or a hand blender, blend until the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture is smooth.  place in jars and keep in the refrigerator.


use on bread, sweet tea cakes, as a filling for cake, or just spoon it from jar to mouth