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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine’s Day is here and your preparations would make even Cupid blush. A bouquet of roses with a heartwarming poem attached? Check. A candlelit dinner paired with your lover’s favorite wine? Double check. So, how do you make sure the day ends on a sweet note? With a decadent dessert, of course!

Here’s a Valentine’s Day Treats recipe for a Chocolate Almond Raspberry Tart from the St. Francis Inn located in St. Augustine, FL, that will surely set your lover’s heart aflutter:

Chocolate Almond Raspberry TartChocolate Almond Raspberry Tart

Ingredients:

1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped toasted almonds
1/4 teaspoon salt
24 oz chocolate chips
2 1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions:

Tart Shell Recipe (makes 2)

1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped toasted almonds
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine ingredients into a dough, split into two balls. Press each ball into an un-greased tart pan (bottom and up the sides). Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes. Let cool.

Filling

24 oz chocolate chips
2 1/2 cup heavy cream

Scald the cream (heat until small bubbles appear around the edges of the pan), pour over chocolate chips. Stir until smooth. Pour into tart shells, refrigerate until set.

Top with raspberries or strawberries.

If you’re looking for more delicious inspiration, visit our “Valentine’s Day Sweets & Treats” Pinterest board!

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