Chocolate-Orange Tart with Almond Crust

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Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 50 mins
Cook 20 mins

A taste sensation of chocolate and orange to melt in your mouth. Beautiful and elegant.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups toasted blanched almonds
  • 14 cup packed brown sugar
  • 14 all-purpose flour
  • 14 cup butter or 14 cup margarine, melted
  • 34 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate piece
  • 2 teaspoons orange liqueur or 2 teaspoons brandy (optional)
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • candied orange peel (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine almonds and brown sugar in a food processor or blender container.
  2. Process or blend nut mixture one-third at a time until nuts are finely ground.
  3. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  4. Stir in flour.
  5. Add melted butter.
  6. Stir until well mixed.
  7. Press mixture evenly onto the bottom and 1 inch up the side of a 9 inch tart pan with removeable bottom or a 9 inch springform pan.
  8. Bake ina 325 degree oven about 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch.
  9. Cool crust on a wire rack.
  10. While crust is cooling, bring whipping cream just to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Whisk in chocolate until smooth.
  13. Whisk in liqueur or brandy if desired.
  14. Cool for 30 minutes or until filling begins to thicken but is still pourable.
  15. Spread marmalade onto bottom of crust.
  16. Pour filling over marmalade.
  17. Cover and chill for several hours or until filling is firm.
  18. Before serving, remove side of pan.
  19. Garnish with whipped cream and candied orange peel curls.