Fudge Almond Tart

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I was cleaning my kitchen cabinet and sorting through old cooking magazines when I saw this picture of a nutty chocolate tart at the back page. Nuts and chocolate….that will make me go nuts anytime!! I grabbed the magazine (I knew I will not be able to throw away any of these old recipes anyway!) and checked the ingredients. Lucky, lucky, lucky.  Simple ingredients, simple directions.  Perfect dessert…for me! And I didn’t even have to spend all day to do it.

As adapted from Cooking Light magazine

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almonds coarsely chopped and toasted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbs butter
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup flour ( I susbstituted almond flour and the resulting tart was not as ‘fudgy’ but more of a crumbly brownie texture)
  • 3 tbs sifted Dutch process cocoa
  • 6 tbs sugar ( I skipped this)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs golden syrup ( I used 2tbs honey instead)
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Coat a 9-inch round removable-bottom tart pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle almonds in pan.
  2. Combine chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler. Cook over simmering water until chocolate is melted, stirring ocassionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, cocoa and salt stirring with a whisk.  Set aside.
  4. Place egss in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes or until thick and pale. Gradually add sugar a tablespoon at a time, beating at medium speed 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Add syrup and vanilla, beat at low speed until blended. Add chocolate mixture, beat 1 minute until blended.
  5. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Pour batter over nuts into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick  inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.  Cool tart in pan for 20 minutes on wire rack.
  6. Invert onto a platter to serve.

Notes: Check the tart the last 5 minutes to make sure that it is still moist inside otherwise you will get a dry, crumbly tart.

LIFE IS TOO SHORT…………eat dessert first! –Jiji Cline

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» Joy said: { Mar 6, 2011 - 06:03 }

Oh my. That looks heavenly. Like a fancy brownie.

» Carlos said: { Mar 8, 2011 - 10:03 }

Yummmm! This looks so good Raquelita! By the way, have you ever tried the Samoa cookies sold by the Girl Scouts? That’s one of the best cookies I’ve ever had – with coconut, chocolates etc. I wonder if we can make a low carb version. All the best!

» virtual chef said: { Mar 8, 2011 - 02:03 }

@carlos–have not tried Samoa cookies…i will wait for your low carb version!!!

» Kelly said: { May 10, 2011 - 10:05 }

Mmmm this looks delicious and is so pretty! Loving your blog and all your recipes! :)

» Luiz said: { May 10, 2011 - 11:05 }

Nice to meet you, my friend on FoodBuzz. I loved your blog and yours recipes. Congratulatios! Kisses from Brazil! Now, I’m a new follower.

» virtual chef said: { May 10, 2011 - 11:05 }

thanks Kelly!

» nors said: { Jul 8, 2011 - 05:07 }

i love it…looks yummy

» Culinary said: { Mar 22, 2012 - 05:03 }

It looks so delicious. I will have to try this recipe.


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