MODERATE 12 SERVES 4 HOURS CHILLING 25 MIN PREP 15 MIN COOKING

This exotic tart will transport you to the middle east with its crunchy almond crust and silky - smooth chocolate and tahini filling with hints of cardamom, honey and orange and bursts of pomegranate. It is also gluten free and by swapping the milk chocolate for dark chocolate, can be dairy free too!


Ingredients

Crust

Filling

Topping

  • 1 tablespoon dried rose petals or
    dried edible flowers
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced), lightly grease a 25cm round loose bottom fluted tart tin and line the base with baking paper. 
  2. Place almonds and sugar together in a food processor, pulsing until mixture resembles a fine crumb. Add melted chocolate, coconut oil and vanilla extract, pulsing until mixture is well combined and starts coming together.
  3. Spoon almond mixture into prepared tart tin, pressing firmly and evenly into the bottom and sides of the tin. Place tart tin on a baking tray in preheated oven, bake for 15 minutes. Remove tart shell from oven, allow to cool completely.
  4. For the chocolate filling, place chocolate in a medium mixing bowl and set aside until required.
  5. Combine almond milk, tahini, zest, spices and honey together in a small saucepan, stirring to combine. Place over a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until just below boiling point. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate stirring gently to combine. Leave to stand for several minutes before stirring again. Repeat process until chocolate has melted, making sure mixture is not over stirred.
  6. Carefully pour filling into prepared tart shell and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  7. To serve, sprinkle over dried rose petals and pomegranate seeds.
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