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Black Forest Truffle Ice Box Tart

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Sweet cherry pie filling and silky, cold chocolate truffle filling piled into a chocolate cookie crust. That, my friends, is what turns you from a heat-rage beast into a human again!

Ingredients

  • ½ packages (18 Oz. Package) Cream Filled Chocolate Wafer Cookies (like Oreos)
  • 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1-½ cup Heavy Cream (12 Fluid Ounces)
  • 12 ounces, weight Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips (This Is The Size Of Most Chocolate Chip Packages)
  • 2 cups Sweet Cherry Pie Filling, Chilled

Preparation

Crush the cookies in a zipper top bag or pulse until finely crushed in a food processor. Mix the melted butter in with a fork and press into a pie plate or removable bottom tart pan. Place in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.

Place heavy cream and chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for one minute. Leave in the microwave with the door shut for five minutes afterward. Remove the bowl and whisk until smooth and shiny. It will go through a very raggedy-looking stage where you will think I’ve steered you wrong. Keep whisking in a circle. I promise it’ll all work out. When it becomes shiny and smooth, put the bowl and whisk in the refrigerator. Remove the bowl from the refrigerator every fifteen minutes and give it a good stir with the whisk. After about forty five minutes to an hour, you’ll feel the ganache beginning to thicken up. It should be cool to the touch all the way through.

Scrape the contents into the bowl of your stand mixer. (Alternately, you can use a hand-mixer or whisk the tar out of it by hand, but that’s rather defeating the purpose of not getting sweaty in the kitchen. Dontcha think?) Turn the mixer on high and go just until the ganache starts becoming fluffy and thickened. If you go beyond this stage, you will have made what is effectively chocolate butter. Mind you, that’s not necessarily a problem, but it’s not what we’re shooting for here.

Use a rubber spatula to transfer the contents to your pie crust and smooth the top. Spread the pie filling over the top of the ganache and chill the pie until the ganache is set up. This will take about thirty minutes.

Slice into thin wedges and serve, if desired, with whipped cream. Normally I’m an all-whipped-cream-all-the-time gal, but this tart brings out my purist tendencies. My inner pastry chef is begging for a word with you. She says if you want to get the fullest flavor from your tart you will leave the slices on the plates for at least ten minutes prior to serving. I say she’s nuts. Eat it cold!

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DessertForTwo on 7.20.2010

Uh oh-I posted a recipe for black forest ice box cake too! You must be my twin sister with the same brain. We’ve both got cherries and chocolate on the brain. Your version looks delicious! :)

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richfoodforleantimes on 7.16.2010

I made the whipped ganache from this recipe and spread it on top of Ree’s baked fudge instead. I made it with 4 oz of bittersweet chocolate and 1/2 C cream, but otherwise followed the instructions completely. It’s marvelous! I didn’t try the entire recipe here (topping and all), so I am not writing a review, otherwise I would have given this 5-stars!

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Chris/casavon on 7.11.2010

It sounds really easy and delicious, but five minutes of prep time? This is something I think I have to plan WAY ahead to make. I plan to give it a try though!

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Rebecca on 7.11.2010

ancientcook- First, I love your name. Second, chocolate butter is really not such a bad thing :-) Third, the sugar coma is at least buffered by the presence of fruit and chocolate which we all know are health foods. I hope you enjoy it!

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ancientcook on 7.9.2010

I love cherries. I love chocolate. This is beautifully presented. I have made butter unintentionally before, but I want some so I will have to try. I know it won’t last but a short time and there is only one person eating here. Sugar coma here I come.

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elleduncan on 2.1.2011

I made this back in the summer, and my family enjoyed it. I made it again in January for my hubby’s birthday–Black Forest cake is his favorite.

This is very rich, and when Rebecca says to serve in thin wedges, she’s not kidding.

I’m not a fan of fruit with chocolate, so I usually scrape the cherries off my plate and enjoy a mouthful of rich chocolate. Hubby loves the cherry pie filling on top, though. :)

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shilohbarkley on 8.14.2010

made this last night! My husband had a huge slice, and I warned him: it is rich! He didn’t care, and he was able to eat his whole slice!!! I made some changes to the recipe:
I bought a premade chocolate pie crust (oreo brand) so I could work less. I drained a lot of the goo from the canned pie filling as well. I prefer homemade pie filling, and I just know there is an unnatural amount of goo in those cans. It was great! Will make again.

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