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Grapefruit Tart with Chocolate-Almond Crust

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 45 mins Chill 3 hrs Bake 375°F 12 mins
Grapefruit Tart with Chocolate-Almond Crust
  • 6  ounces  whole blanched almonds
  • 3  tablespoons  sugar
  • 1/4  cup  butter, melted
  • 3  ounces  semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 3/4  cup  sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  cornstarch
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded grapefruit peel
  • 1/2  cup  grapefruit juice
  • 1/2  cup  orange juice
  • 1/2  cup  whipping cream
  • 4  egg yolks, lightly beaten
  •  Whipped cream
  •  Grapefruit sections and/or unsweetened cocoa powder

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place almonds in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until ground. In a small bowl stir together ground almonds and the 3 tablespoons sugar. Drizzle with melted butter; toss gently to coat. Press mixture evenly onto bottom and up side of a 9- to 9-1/2-inch tart pan that has a removable bottom. Bake about 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

2. In a small saucepan cook and stir chopped chocolate over low heat until melted. Spread melted chocolate over bottom of crust; set aside.

3. For filling, in a medium saucepan heat the 1/2 cup butter over medium heat until melted. In a small bowl combine the 3/4 cup sugar and cornstarch; stir into melted butter. Stir in grapefruit peel, grapefruit juice, orange juice, and cream. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into egg yolks. Add egg yolk mixture to saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

4. Place saucepan in a large bowl of ice water and stir frequently until filling is cool. Pour filling into baked crust, spreading evenly. Cover surface with plastic wrap and chill for 3 to 4 hours or until set.

5. To serve, remove side of pan. Cut tart into wedges. Top each serving with whipped cream and grapefruit sections and/or cocoa powder. Makes 12 servings.

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