Chocolate Tart With Raspberries

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Simple Dark Chocolate Valentine's Tart

So, I don’t have a Valentine this year, but that’s ok.  I feel like you can still be in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, even if you don’t have a suitor – I just choose to embrace the silly cards & candy childlike version of the holiday, rather than the roses and Olive Garden {on second thought, thank goodness I don’t have a Valentine if we have to go to Olive Garden} aspect of the day.  I’m not one of those who, when they are single on Valentine’s Day, is all “ugh, this day is so annoying.”  It guess I’m just a sucker for Hallmark holidays, but I kinda like Valentine’s day. Single or not.

So to get in the spirit, I made this chocolate tart with raspberries to share at the office.  I have no idea if it is tasty, as I haven’t cut into it yet.  But since the only ingredients are cookies, butter, chocolate, cream & raspberries… I’m guessing it’s pretty tasty.

This is the kind of thing you can throw together very quickly.  In fact, if you forgot to do right by your special someone for Valentine’s Day, you could pick up these ingredients on your way home and make it tonight.  It’s barely even “baking” it’s mostly assembly.
Recipe Source: Martha Stewart Every Day Food Fresh & Easy Recipes Mobile App


Crust (note that I doubled this recipe on the crust, because it didn’t seem like it would yeild enough for me. I think my instincts were right on)

32 Chocolate wafer cookies (one 9 oz package of the Nabisco Classic wafers is what I used)
2 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp butter

Filling (I made 1.5 times the recipe for the filling, because it just felt right.  I’m glad I did, the tart might have been scrawny otherwise)

12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
coarse salt
Splash of orange liqueur (Not in Martha’s recipe, but again I feel good about my instincts)

Preheat your oven to 350.  In a food processor, combine cookies and sugar and a tiny pinch of salt.  Process until very fine crumbs form.  Add the butter and pulse till the mixture just comes together.  Press crumbs into a 9 inch tart pan with a removable bottom, (mine is in storage with the rest of my fun cooking stuff, so I used a regular tart pan).  Place on a baking sheet and bake until dry, about 20 mins.

In a large bowl combine chocolate, salt and dash of orange liqueur.  Stir to combine well.  In a small saucepan, heat up the cream until it just begins to simmer.  Pour over the chocolate and let it stand for one minute. Stir gently till the cream and chocolate are completely combined.  Pour the chocolate mixture into the cooled tart shell and transfer to the fridge to set up.  It should set in about 30 mins to an hour, I let mine set up overnight.  Decorate with raspberries just before serving.


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3 Responses

  1. looks pretty! hope it turned out delicious + it’s a huge hit at the office … i’m sure it will be. =)

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