My sis-in-law Cheryl got me a set of white ceramic tart pans for my birthday and we finally broke them in!
We had some friends over for Pad Thai the other night and my daughter Tori made this for dessert.
We found this in an Everyday Food Magazine ironically titled “Fast & Healthy” 40 Dishes in 30 Minutes or Less.
Ummm…it could be made in 30 minutes or less…but I’m not sure about the “Fast & Healthy” part. One look at the ingredients…chocolate cookies, sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips and heavy cream blows that misstatement right out of the water!
Here’s the recipe…and it really was pretty simple. Try it for your next get together! We had one problem with this recipe and that was where it called for “chocolate wafer cookies”. I couldn’t find anything like that at my local supermarket, so I bought Oreos. The cooking time called for a 20 minute baking of the crust, and this left the crust way too crunchy for my taste.
A quick internet search revealed that many people are trying to figure out exactly what “chocolate wafer cookies” are and where to find them. The common answer? Nabisco makes them and they are usually in the ice cream aisle instead of the cookie aisle. Who knew that, for Pete’s sake?
So anyway, the crust you whiz up in your food processor and press into a tart pan with your measuring cup. It is a chocolate cookie crust, and the filling is a super chocolaty ganache filling that oozes with the goodness of silky chocolate melted in heated heavy cream then poured into the crust and chilled until it firms up.
Just before serving, the richness of the chocolate is forgiven with a sprinkling of fresh raspberries to cut the richness. Cut the pieces small, and it is the perfect ending to a savory meal. I suggest serving coffee with it for added smiles.
Katie’s Printable Recipe (Courtesy of Everyday Living) – Chocolate-Raspberry Tart