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Orange Chocolate Truffle Tart with Walnut Crust recipe

Orange Chocolate Truffle Tart with Walnut Crust.

Walnuts form the perfect crunchy base forthis incredible orange and chocolate truffle-like filling.

Recipe: Orange ChocolateTruffle Tart with Walnut Crust

3 1/3 cups California Walnut halves
1/4 cup simple syrup* – divided use
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
Zest of 2 large oranges, to candy for garnish

  • Toast walnut halves in 350°F (175°C)oven 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove 12 halvesfor garnish; set aside. In food processor coarsely chop remainingwalnuts. Transfer chopped walnuts to bowl, add 2 tablespoonsof simple syrup and melted butter; mix well. Place mixture in11 inch fluted tart pan with removable bottom, press into pan(and up sides) with fingers to form crust. Put pan in freezerto firm.
  • In medium saucepan over medium heat, heatcream just up to a boil. Use knife to break chocolate into smallshards. Remove from heat, stir in chocolate until smooth. Stirin liqueur. Pour mixture into chilled crust and refrigerate for4 hours or overnight.
  • In small nonstick pan, combine remainingsimple syrup and orange zest (removed with zester in long strands).Bring to boil, cook over medium heat until most water has evaporatedand zest is translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from panand cool.
  • Keep tart chilled until ready to serve;remove tart from pan. To slice, use sharp knife dipped in hotwater and wiped dry. Garnish with candied orange zest and walnuthalves dusted with icing (powder) sugar.

    Makes 12 servings.

    * In small covered saucepan over mediumheat, simmer 1/4 cup each granulated sugar and water for 4 minutes.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyCalifornia Walnuts.

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    This is such a stunning tart. I love that you created a nut crust versus the traditional pie crust. It must taste absolutely divine with that chocolate filling.

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