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Dark Chocolate Lime Tarts

The contrast between the sweet, rich chocolate filling and the tart lime rind is a thrill for the taste buds.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2008

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 tart)
  • Cook time:16 Minutes
  • Prep time:9 Minutes
  • Other:2 Hours

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh lime rind
  • 8 (3-inch) graham cracker tart shells
  • 1/2 cup frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • Lime slices (optional)

Preparation

Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; add milk, stirring with a whisk until combined. Cook over medium heat 8 to 9 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.

Place eggs in a small bowl; stir lightly with a whisk to combine. Gradually add one-fourth of hot milk mixture to eggs, stirring constantly. Add to remaining hot milk mixture in pan, stirring constantly. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in melted chocolate and lime rind.

Spoon mixture evenly into tart shells. Cover the surface of filling of each tart with plastic wrap, and chill 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled. Remove tarts from aluminum pans before serving, if desired. Top each tart with 1 tablespoon whipped topping and, if desired, a lime slice.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 292
  • Fat: 12.4g
  • Saturated fat: 4.3g
  • Protein: 5.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 42g
  • Cholesterol: 56mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 197mg
  • Calories from fat: 38%
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Calcium: 88mg
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