Great Tastes of Manitoba

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Tarts

| Servings: 12 tarts

Ingredients

  • 12 small tart shells, baked
  • 1 cup (250 mL) whipping cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) hazelnut butter
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) toasted hazelnuts/filberts, chopped (optional)

Directions

  1. Bake tart shells according to package directions.
  2. In a small saucepot, heat cream over medium heat just until steaming.
  3. In a bowl, whisk egg to blend.
  4. Gradually whisk about half of the hot cream into the egg; whisk egg mixture back into pot.
  5. Cook over medium heat whisking constantly until slightly thickened and just about to boil, about 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate, hazelnut butter and vanilla extract until smooth.
  7. Pour filling into tarts.
  8. Garnish with chopped hazelnuts (Can be covered loosely and refrigerated for up to 1 day).
  9. Tarts can be served cold or warm. Warm tarts in a 350 degree F (180 degree C) oven for 5 min or until warmed through.

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