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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Tart

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups ground chocolate wafer cookies (about one 9-ounce package)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted

Filling:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • One 1.2-ounce bag freeze-dried strawberries
  • One 12-ounce bag white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Topping:

  • *1 cup chocolate shell topping (for ice cream)
  • *7 chocolate-covered strawberries drizzled with white chocolate
  • *16 strawberries, hulled and sliced in half

Directions:

  • For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix together the chocolate wafer cookies and sugar in a large bowl. Pour in the melted butter and mix until well combined. Press the mixture into an 11-inch tart pan. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
  • For the filling: Combine the cream, milk and freeze-dried strawberries in a medium pot. Bring to a simmer, remove from the heat and add the white chocolate chips and vanilla. Let stand for a few minutes to let the chocolate melt, then whisk until the chocolate is blended into the cream mixture. Transfer to a blender and blend until the strawberries are pureed and the mixture is smooth. Pour into the prepared crust and refrigerate until set, 3 to 4 hours. Once set, place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • For the topping: Pour the chocolate shell topping over the filling to completely cover. Arrange the chocolate-covered strawberries in the center of the tart. Line up the sliced strawberries side-by-side and cut-side down around the edge of the tart with the pointed ends facing in towards the center of the tart. Slice with a warmed knife and serve.

 

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