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Macadamia Chocolate Torte

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Servings: 10
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts / Pies & Pastries

Ingredients:

-----CRUST-----
1/4  cup  Unsalted butter
4  tablespoons  Sugar
1    Egg
3/4  cup  Flour

-----FILLING-----
1  pound  Macadamia nuts
1  pound  Dark Belgian choclate
2  cups  Whipping cream
2  tablespoons  Frangelico liqueur

-----GARNISH-----
    Shaved white chocolate
    Whipped cream
    Additional nuts

Directions:
1. PRELIMINARIES: Chill a 10-inch pie pan for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. PROCEDURE FOR CRUST: Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add egg. Mix well. Add flour and mix well. Roll the dough over wax paper and transfer it to the chilled pan. Use fork to crimp edges of crust. Bake in a 350~F oven until crust gets golden brown -- about 10 minutes. Cool.

3. PROCEDURE FOR FILLING: Roast nuts in oven at 200~F for 5 to 10 minutes. Melt the chocolate. Heat the cream and add to the chocolate . Mix well. Add 2 Tblsp of Frangelico. Add nuts and stir to blend. Pour into crust and cool.

4. PRESENTATION: Decorate with shaved white chocolate or whipped cream topped with chopped macadamia nuts.


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