Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chocolate and Amaretto and Almonds

On a cold, gray January day, nothing beats curling up with something chocolate. This tart knocks out a handful of cravings in one fell swoop: silky chocolate mousse, crunchy amaretti cookies and toasty almonds. None of that moderation business.

Chocolate Amaretto Mousse Tart
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food

For the crust
40 amaretti cookies, crushed in a food processor (about 6 ounces total)
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

For the filling
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons amaretto
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup of sliced almonds, toasted

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Crush cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs form. With machine running, slowly add melted butter and process until mixture resembles wet sand. Press crumbs in bottom and up side of a 9-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Bake until crust is set, 20 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

In a medium saucepan, bring 3/4 cup cream to a simmer. Add amaretto, remove from heat and add chocolate. Whisk to combine, then let cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, whip 1 cup cream with confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in chocolate mixture until combined. Pour filling into cooled crust and refrigerate until chilled and completely set, about 2 hours hours or overnight. Top tart with toasted almonds before serving.


  1. wow! that looks amazing!!

  2. My favorite alcoholic drink is an amaretto sour so I have to try and make this cake!! Oooo it looks so yummy!!


  3. Oh my gosh. This might be the "perfect" dessert for me! Looks amazing. I think I need to give it a try!

  4. That looks amazing!!!


  5. Thanks Natalie! This made our dinner party !! Everyone absolutely loved it and they wanted the recipe! Hope you will have new blog subscribers!, perfect dessert for a cool winter night inTexas!



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