Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart #SundaySupper
Pie is one of my favorite desserts. I grew up eating Mom’s Strawberry Pie and Lemon Meringue Pie, which are still made regularly for my family. I have tried many different kinds of pies through the years. Ironically, one of my most popular posts is my nontraditional Peanut Butter Piggy Pie. It is a combination of peanut butter and bacon in every layer from the crust to the maple glazed bacon pieces on top. This may sound strange but it really works.
Today my Sunday Supper family is all about pies; sweet ones, savory ones, some with a butter crust, some with a graham cracker crust and everything in between. I wanted to share something special with you and Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart most definitey fits this description.
I know that a tart is not exactly a pie but they are so closely related that I figured you wouldn’t mind. The only problem was that I could not find my recipe. I was hardly going to let that stop me so I created a new Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart.
The crust is a combination of graham crackers and toasted macadamia nuts with sugar and melted butter. The filling is a creamy chocolate ganache that melts in your mouth. Blend the two flavors together and you are in for a heavenly dessert.
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- 6 ounces graham crackers - about 11 whole crackers
- 1¼ cups (5.50 ounces) macadamia nuts plus 12 macadamia nuts (.75 ounces), toasted
- 4½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 6 tablespoons (2.4 ounces) sugar
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 1¼ cups (10 ounces) heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Place the graham crackers, 1¼ cups macadamia nuts and sugar into a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until it is the consistency of powder. Add the melted butter and pulse on/off until completely blended.
- Spray a 9" tart pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Transfer the crust to the pan. Press evenly around the edges before patting the remaining crust onto the bottom of the pan.
- Place the tart pan on a piece of aluminum foil and bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
- Place the chocolate chips into a small bowl. Cook the cream in a small saucepan over medium high heat until it simmers. Pour the cream over the chocolate chips. Let it sit for 5 minutes before stirring the mixture until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
- Pour the chocolate filling into the tart shell. Place the remaining 12 macadamia nuts evenly around the outside edges of the tart, like the numbers on a clock. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
- Allow the tart to come to room temperature before serving although it is wonderful straight out of the refrigerator, too.
Be sure to check out the other terrific pie recipes from my fellow Sunday Supper members. A special thank you to Erica from The Crumby Cupcake for hosting today’s event. Erica and I were on the Sunday Supper blogging trip with the Florida Strawberry Growers Association. My sides are still hurting from all the laughter shared with Erica that weekend.
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