Quick Chocolate Dessert Great for Entertaining

Nutmeg has tested this chocolate desert recently and confirms it is quick and easy to make.  Great for the holidays with seasonal ingredients (nuts and dried fruit) and Nutmeg is very happy to confirm it is nothing like traditional fruit cake.

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Chocolate Nut and Fruit Tart
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 6-8
 
Try this quick chocolate dessert and you are bound to impress your friends and family. Enjoy!

Ingredients
  • 1 Pie crust, refrigerated
  • ¼ Cup Raspberry preserves, or jam of choice
  • ½ Cup Heavy whipping Cream
  • 12 oz Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Assorted nuts (pecans, sliced almonds, pistachios and hazelnuts) toasted, chopped coarsely
  • 1 Cup Assorted dried fruit (cherries, raisins, cranberries and blueberries)
  • 1 Large pinch Kosher Salt
  • ½ Cup Toffee bits, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450F
  2. Pierce the crust with a fork
  3. Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes
  4. Cool
  5. Spread preserves over the bottom of the crust
  6. Bring cream to a simmer in a heavy saucepan
  7. Reduce heat to low; add chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth
  8. Remove from heat
  9. Stir in the nuts, fruit and salt
  10. Spread the chocolate mixture evenly in the crust
  11. Sprinkle toffee bits over the top
  12. Chill until set (about 2 hours)

 

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