Strawberry-Chocolate Truffle Tart

Valentines Dessert

Today I would like to share with you the recipe I found for dessert on Valentine’s Day. I found this recipe on Twitter while building my social networking for my blog. We had talked about doing strawberries dipped in chocolate and this just looked more inviting. Earl is making the main meal if he ever makes up his mind what it will be I will share that. Right now he is talking about Crab Cakes and Lemony Hearts of Palm Salad but you never know with him.

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Strawberry-Chocolate Truffle Tart

A shortbread cookie crust serves as the base of this luscious Strawberry-Chocolate Truffle Tart where the bright red gems crown the top of a chocolaty layer.

Coastal Living JUNE 2013

  • Yield: Makes 1 (9-inch) tart
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Chill: 2 Hours

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup crushed shortbread cookies
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 12 ounces 55% to 60% bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 pounds small strawberries

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Press cookie mixture into an ungreased 9-inch tart pan. Bake 7 to 10 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. Heat cream in a saucepan over medium-low heat until hot but not boiling. Remove from heat; add chocolate, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour chocolate filling into tart shell, and set aside until cool but not completely firm.
  3. Cut tops from strawberries. Arrange berries, cut sides down, on top of chocolate filling. Chill tart until firm.
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