Pistachio, Cherry and Chocolate Tart

ingredients

6 to 8 servings
 
Crust
½ stick unsalted butter, chilled, cut into ½-inch pieces, plus more for greasing panunsalted butter½
Eight 4 ½-inch-long plain or almond biscotti cookies, coarsely broken (about 5 ½ ounces)biscotti cookies8
¼ cup packed dark brown sugardark brown sugar¼
¾ cup cherry preserves or jam, such as Bonne Mamancherry preserves¾
Filling
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, such as Ghiradellisemisweet chocolate chips12
1 cup heavy creamheavy cream1
½ cup dried cherriesdried cherries½
¾ cup chopped shelled pistachio nutspistachios¾
Salt flakes, such as Maldon, optionalsalt flakes1

instructions

 
Crust
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Combine the biscotti, butter and sugar in a food processor. Blend until the mixture forms moist crumbs that stick together when pressed. Firmly press the crumbs into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake until golden and feels firm to the touch, about 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Spread the cherry preserves over the cooled crust leaving a 1/2 to 1-inch border.
Filling
Place the chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat to just below a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the cream over the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Add the dried cherries and 1/2 cup of the pistachios. Pour the chocolate filling over the cherry preserves and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup pistachios on top. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or preferably overnight.

Loosen the tart from the sides of the pan by running a thin metal spatula around the edge. Unmold the tart and transfer to a serving plate. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt flakes, if using. Cut into wedges and serve.
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