Chocolate Mousse Macadamia Tart

Luscious layers of nuts and chocolate are special enough in this dessert, but the pie crust dough blended with macadamias kicks it up a notch.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 17
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1
oz bittersweet chocolate (from 6-oz bar), chopped
1/2
teaspoon vegetable oil

Macadamia Nut Filling

1/4
cup granulated sugar
2
tablespoons light corn syrup
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3
cup whipping cream
1
cup chopped macadamia nuts

Chocolate Filling

1
cup powdered sugar
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
5
oz bittersweet chocolate (from 6-oz bar), melted
1 1/2
cups whipping cream

Topping

1/2
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon vanilla

Garnish, if desired

1/3
cup toasted macadamia nuts*, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Bake pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell, using 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom or 9-inch glass pie plate. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 15 minutes.
  • 2 In small bowl, microwave 1 oz chocolate and the oil uncovered on High 20 to 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds, until melted. Spread in bottom of crust.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar and corn syrup; cook over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes (do not stir). Stir in butter, 1/3 cup whipping cream and 1 cup macadamia nuts. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until hot. Carefully spread in crust. Freeze until set, about 20 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile in large bowl, beat 1 cup powdered sugar, the cream cheese and vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until smooth. Add melted chocolate; beat until smooth. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups whipping cream, beating until soft peaks form. Spread chocolate filling over nut filling. Refrigerate until filling is set, 2 to 3 hours.
  • 5 In medium bowl, beat topping ingredients with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Spoon over chocolate filling. Top with toasted macadamia nuts.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    510
    (
    Calories from Fat
    360),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    40g
    40%
    (Saturated Fat
    21g,
    21%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    170mg
    170%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    18g
    18%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 8 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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