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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Mini Chocolate Ricotta Cream Tarts
Soooooooooooo . . . I have been experimenting making mini tarts and quiches, and these decadent mini chocolate desserts are lovely! Perfect to satisfy the chocolate cravings! :-)
*12 mini tart shells
( I made my own with a plain cookie dough baked over an upturned muffin tray)
*Approx 2 cups apple sauce
(I made my own with cinnamon and lemon zest added for flavor, thickened with 1 TBSP corn starch)
Fill tarts 3/4 full with apple sauce and put in fridge to chill.
Ricotta Chocolate Cream:
*Approx 1 cup of ricotta cheese
*1/2 tsp vanilla essence
*1 big bar 75% dark chocolate (I used Trader Joe's)
*Approx 3-4 TBSP maple syrup
Melt chocolate in a bowl above a pot of boiling water. Blend the ricotta til smooth (takes approx 1 minute), add in maple syrup and vanilla and chocolate and blend again til well mixed. The consistency will become nice and thick because of the chocolate.
Spoon the ricotta chocolate cream into the mini tarts. Shave some chocolate on top and return to fridge to set.
Serve these delicious little desserts chilled. If you want to be even more decadent add whipped cream on top!! :-) I'm going to try making these with cooked pears and other fillings too! :-)
Gourmet Gopi features purely vegetarian and vegan recipes, some of which I've taught at our weekly University of Maryland cooking class. Apart from that you will find occasional ramblings, kitchen experiments, etc., and lots of thought provoking links. Come with an open mind and heart (and empty stomach, lol - credit to Bhaven for that quote!) :-D ys Gopi
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