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Valentine's Day Tart

Impress your Valentine with this super simple chocolate ganache tart with fresh raspberries. They'll love you forever!

Ingredients

  • 1½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 10 tbls unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 egg yolks, room temperature
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • confectioners' sugar for garnish

Instructions

1. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt, set aside. Using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachement, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg yolks and vanilla. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Place the dough into a 9 inch fluted tart pan with removable bottom and press dough evenly into the bottom and sides of the pan. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Using a fork, prick the bottom of the tart shell all over. Bake for 20 minutes and then let cool completely.
2. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Watch carefully so the bottom of the pan does not burn. Place the chocolate chips in a large heat proof bowl. When the cream has come to a simmer, pour it over the chocolate chips and stir constantly until smooth. Pour into the tart shell and spread evenly. Refrigerate for about 1 hour until firm. Place fresh raspberries on top and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

Serves 8

Crust recipe adapted from Saveur Magazine

Emily Jacobs is a Santa Barbara City College culinary school graduate and food blogger. See www.sagerecipes.com for more.

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