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Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Tart

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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  13 Hours
  Serves 12
Decorating options are many. Either create a lattice effect with sieved cocoa butter and whole hazelnuts or zig zags of white and/or milk chocolate or completely cover the top with chocolate curls or shavings. This is a wonderful do-ahead dessert in that it can be made 2-3 days ahead.
For Crust:
2 1/2 ounces toasted, husked hazelnuts
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed golden brown sugar
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, chilled, cut up into pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For Filling:
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 ounces imported bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons frangelico liqueur
Whole hazelnuts, chocolate or cocoa powder, for garnish
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FOR CRUST: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Finely grind nuts in food processor (2/3 cup). Add flour and sugar. Pulse to combine. Distribute butter over flour mixture. Pulse until coarse meal forms, about 8 pulses. Add vanilla and pulse until moist clumps form, about 12 long pulses. Gather dough into ball and flatten.

Press dough into 11-inch tart pan with removable bottom to form 1/4-inch-thick crust. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Line with foil and pie weights. Bake until dough is set about 15 minutes. Remove foil and pie weights. Bake until dry and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Cool completely.

FOR FILLING: Place cream and butter in medium saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and whisk until smooth. Let cool 15 minutes. Stir in Frangelico. Pour into prepared crust. Chill overnight. Cover when set.

Sift over cocoa powder and garnish with 12 whole hazelnuts.

Recipe created exclusively for by Lena Birnbaum.

Recipe reprinted by permission of . All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 12
Calories: 420
Fat. Total: 32g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 33g
Sodium: 20mg
% Cal. from Fat: 69%
Cholesterol: 62mg
Protein: 4g
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Rating: 5
by: Jodi, MI Reviewed: 12/17/2008
Takes Time, but well worth the fuss!!
One of my favorite recipes!! I've been making this for years, and can't believe there are no reviews yet! It is absolutely delicious...decadent, and rich! A great dish to bring to a dinner party or wine tasting! It really takes a lot of time to put it all together, but truly rewarding once it's all done! Try this and ENJOY!!!
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