Valentine's Day Dessert

The dessert was very tasty and I love how bright and fun the pistachios make it look. We've been enjoying a slice each day for the past few days, I'll be sad when it ends!
here was our dinner!

Pistachio Shortbread Milk Chocolate Tart:

5 oz shortbread cookies
2/3 cup shelled unsalted pistachios
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbs butter; melted

1   pulse the cookies, pistachios, sugar and salt in a food processor. Then add in butter and process until the mixture holds together.
2   press the crumbs into a 9" tart tin on the bottom and up the sides. Refrigerate for 15 minutes
3  preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the tart in to bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and let cool completely

1/2 cup shelled unsalted pistachios
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp coconut oil

1   pulse all this together in a food processor.
2   sprinkle all but a few tbs onto bottom of tart shell. The bit you keep will be to decorate the top of the tart. Gently press the pistachio mixture down onto the tart shell.

5 oz milk chocolate; finely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup whole milk
1 egg; beaten

1   in a double broiler bring cream and milk to a light boil and remove from heat. Immediately pour in the milk chocolate. Let sit for 1-2 minutes and then stir until all the chocolate is melted.
2   let sit for 7-10 minutes then beat in the egg.
3   pour into tart shell and bake for 30-35 minutes, chocolate mixture should be set
4   let cool and decorate with remaining pistachio paste, chopped pistachios, mini meringues or anything else you can think of.

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1 comment:

  1. I love pistachios and pistachio flavored things! I need to start looking at your recipes more for ideas! :)