Guilt-free Chocolate Tart

Guilt Free Chocolate Tart
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It’s difficult when you want to eat something sinful which is guilt-free as well. Everyone at home has been counting calories and trying to loose weight. I am also worried about the few extra inches that I have managed to pile on my waist. But you know how much I love to be in the kitchen, next to my oven 🙂

 

That is how this Guilt-free Chocolate Tart happened. And I am more than happy that I tried something like this. I have always been attracted to Tarts displayed up at bakeries. And always end up disappointed when I try a slice. The basic pie crust never appeals to me. Mostly I end up eating the filling and leaving the tart crust as it is.

Guilt Free Chocolate Tart

But the crust of this Guilt-free Chocolate Tart is so amazing. It is healthy and tasty too. The usual pie or tart crust recipe asks for butter, flour and sugar. But this is a crunchy sweet tart crust without any butter and sugar. This is a perfect recipe to celebrate the arrival of the lovely delhi winters. The early morning chill reminds me how much I miss this season through out the year.

The sweet smell of the festive season that is round the corner is such a happy smell. I love this time of the year !! Back to the Guilt-free Chocolate Tart. It’s a very simple recipe and shouts chocolate when you eat it 😀

Guilt Free Chocolate Tart

I think the dates impart a very caramely taste to the tart. Would love to hear how you guys liked it. So try it soon, tell me if you like it  and leave a comment below. Baking is one place where any suggestion to the adding or replacing of an ingredient can make the dish taste completely different!

 

Guilt-free Chocolate Tart

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Guilt-free Chocolate Tart

Ingredients

    For the tart crust
  • 1 cup mixed nuts (I used walnuts and cashews)
  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Medjool dates
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • For the Dark chocolate Ganache
  • 350 gms chopped Dark chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Instructions

  1. Grease a 8 inch tart pan with a removable bottom.
  2. Place the nuts, oats and dates in a food processor and blend together until it resembles a coarse dough.
  3. Press firmly and evenly onto the bottom and sides of the tart pan with your fingers. Prick few times with a fork.
  4. Let the dough chill for 15 minutes before baking.
  5. Preheat oven to 180 C and bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool while making the filling.
  6. Make the filling by pouring hot but not boiling cream on the chopped chocolate. Let the cream sit for a few minutes and then mix well. Add in the vanilla essence.
  7. Let the ganache cool before spooning it on the tart crust.
  8. Put in the fridge to firm for atleast 2-3 hours before serving.
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Guilt Free Chocolate Tart

You can dust it with cocoa powder. I was in a festive mood and sprinkled mine with some golden sugar crystals, toasted almonds and grated dark chocolate.

Crunchy and full of chocolate, it tasted lovely. And when you know its a Guilt-free Chocolate Tart, it tastes even better 😛

 

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