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Chocolate Tantric Tart

Chocolate Tantric Tart

This luscious chocolate pie is guaranteed to add some sweet heat to a romantic meal. Of its six ingredients, four of them are thought to be aphrodisiacal: Chocolate, almonds, ginger and chile. Powers of attraction aside, this recipe for Chocolate Tantric Pie is unusual and delicious, and is as easy as pie to prepare.

This is a sweet chocolate pie with the spicy bite of ginger and cayenne pepper. It’s guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth, internally warm your belly, and give you that unmistakable tantric glow. There is very little work to creating this dessert. For a gluten-free version, omit the pie shell for a no-bake flourless torte. You can also pour the pie mixture into a baking dish, just cool before cutting into squares and serve like fudge.

1 cups organic half-and-half or whipping cream
3 cups semisweet organic chocolate chips
1 cup chopped almonds
1 cup chopped candied ginger
teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
9-inch pie crust

1. Over medium heat, bring half-and half or whipping cream to a simmer in a 1-quart saucepan, stirring to prevent scorching on the bottom.

2. Whisk as you slowly pour the chocolate chips into the cream and continue to stir until the chocolate has melted. Stir in half the almonds and half the ginger. Stir in cayenne if using.

3. Pour mixture into a pre-baked 9-inch pie shell. Sprinkle and remaining almonds and ginger on top. Cool until firm, slice, and serve.

Serves 8

Adapted from Esalen Cookbook, by Charlie Cascio (Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2006).

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12:06PM PDT on Aug 20, 2014

I made this for my husband and he loved it! Made it again for a Wine & Chocolate gathering and it was again, a big hit!

Yum. Yum...every two years or so. lol

8:47PM PDT on May 14, 2013

Sounds yummy....

10:45PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013


7:52PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

That Chocolate I can guarantee you will not be going on a tart, but rather a canolli... if you get my drift!

3:26PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Yum. Hope to try this.

8:26AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Noted , thanks.

5:32AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

thanks for sharing

1:49AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Thank you for sharing this

9:30PM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

Delightful and tempting.

1:52AM PST on Feb 7, 2013

Thank you :)

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