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Duet of Chocolate and Berry Tart

Duet of Chocolate and Berry TartChocolate, strawberries and raspberries are combined in this delicate fruit tart. A perfect ending to a family get-together or celebration.

This wonderful 1st Prize winning recipe was created by Margee Berry of White Salmon, WA.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup finely ground pecans

Filling:
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1 cup (6 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
3/4 cup (6 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar - divided use
1 (10-ounce) package frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups medium strawberries, cut in half lengthwise

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Crust: Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom.
  2. Melt semi-sweet morsels and butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over lowest possible heat. When morsels begin to melt, remove from heat; stir. Return to heat for a few seconds at a time, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in graham cracker crumbs and pecans. Press onto bottom and up sides of prepared pan. Freeze for 5 minutes.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  4. For Filling: Heat cream in small saucepan over medium heat until it just begins to boil. Turn off heat. Add premier white morsels; whisk until smooth. Remove from heat. Reserve 2 tablespoons mixture in small resealable plastic bag.
  5. Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar in large mixer bowl for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining white morsel mixture from saucepan. Pour into crust. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Place raspberries and juice in blender container or food processor. Cover; blend or process until crushed. Strain through a strainer into a small saucepan. Discard seeds. Add remaining sugar. Combine lemon juice and cornstarch and add to raspberry mixture. Cook over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until thickened; do not boil. Cool to room temperature.
  7. Place strawberries in raspberry mixture to coat. Remove with slotted spoon; arrange over top of tart. Spoon raspberry mixture over tart. Reheat reserved white morsels mixture in microwave oven on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 15 to 20 seconds; knead. Cut small hole in corner of bag; drizzle over tart. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove side of tart pan and place on serving platter before serving.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.