Raspberry Truffle Tart

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Biscotti Crust:

8 ounces (225 grams) store bought biscotti, broken into pieces

5 – 6 tablespoons (70 – 84 grams) unsalted butter, melted

Filling:

1/3 cup raspberry sauce (recipe follows)

10 ounces (280 grams) semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream

Raspberry Sauce:

1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

2 tablespoons (30 grams) granulated white sugar, or to taste

Garnish:Fresh raspberries

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degree C). Have ready a 8 – 9 inch (20 – 23 cm) fluted tart pan. Biscotti Crust: In your food processor, place the biscotti and process until finely ground.

Transfer to a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir to combine. Press this mixture over the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely before adding the filling.

Filling:

First, we need to make the raspberry sauce. Place 1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries, that have been thawed, in your food processor and process until the raspberries are broken up. Pour into a strainer, set over a bowl, and press on the raspberries to extract the juice. Add sugar to taste. Set aside.

Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel bowl. Set aside. Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Stir in 1/3 cup of the raspberry sauce.

Pour the chocolate filling into the baked and cooled crust, smoothing the top with an offset spatula. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

To Serve:

Cut into small slices and serve with fresh raspberries and with any of the remaining raspberry sauce.

You can also serve with whipped cream or creme fraiche. Makes one – 8 – 9 inch (20 – 23 cm) tart.

Serves 12 – 14 people.

Thanks to the Joy of Baking via Ashleigh’s space – Windows Live.

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