Wonderfully decadent and festive, this is a must for any holiday entertaining. Serve with lashing of crème fraîche and a good liquer.

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Serves 10-12

You will need:
For the Tart:
2 cups chocolate flavored cookies or crackers, ground
1/3 cup hibiscus sugar
11⁄2 sticks melted butter
11⁄4 cups heavy cream
10 oz bittersweet chocolate (75% cocoa), roughly chopped
2 large eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons hibiscus syrup
cocoa powder, for dusting

For the Ganache:
4 tablespoons heavy cream
31⁄2 oz bittersweet chocolate (75% Cacao), roughly chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the ground cookies or crackers, sugar, and melted butter until completely combined.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 10” tart pan and press evenly up the sides.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Bring the 11⁄4 cups cream to a boil in a saucepan over medium to high heat.
  7. Remove from the heat, add 10oz of chocolate, and stir until smooth.
  8. Add the eggs and 1 tablespoon of hibiscus syrup and vigorously stir until completely combined.
  9. Pour the chocolate mix into the tart shell and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove and cool completely.
  11. To make the ganache, bring the cream to a boil.
  12. Remove from the heat and add the remaining chocolate.
  13. Stir until smooth then add the remaining 2 tablespoons hibiscus syrup and continue to stir until completely combined.
  14. Pour the ganache over the tart and allow to set.
  15. Finish with a dusting of cocoa powder.


Photography by Photography by Staci Valentine

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