*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Choco-Nut Tarts
 
 Recipe By     : THE DESSERT SHOW
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Baked Goods                      Chocolate
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Premade pastry crust
                         Filling:
      1/2  cup           salted butter
    6      ounces        unsweetened baking chocolate
    2      large         eggs
    1      cup           dark brown sugar
      1/2  cup           dark corn syrup
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
    1 1/2  cups          walnuts -- chopped
                         Topping:
   24                    walnut halves
      1/2  cup           heavy cream
      1/4  cup           white sugar
    1      teaspoon      almond extract
 
 Filling: In saucepan combine butter and chocolate and stir over low heat.
 Pour into bowl and let cool 5 minutes. Using an electric mixer, beat eggs
 into chocolate. Add sugar, corn syrup and vanilla and blend until smooth.
 Fold in walnuts.
 
 To assemble: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough on floured board to
 1/8 inch thickness. Cut dough in circles to fit 2 1/2 inch tartlet pans, cut
 a bit larger than pans are. Repeat with remaining dough. Lay dough in pans
 and press firmly. Fill pans 2/3 full of filling and place on baking sheet to
 catch any overspill. Bake 30 minutes or until filling is set. While tartlets
 are still warm, place one walnut half in center of each.
 
 Topping: In chilled bowl with chilled beaters, beat cream, sugar and almond
 extract, until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat. Put whipped topping in
 pastry bag and using a star tip, pipe decorative topping onto each tartlet.
 
 
 
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