8 servings

A dollop of unsweetened whipped cream suits this torte that tastes like a buttery toffee bar.

How to Make It

Step 1

Line bottom of an 8" springform pan with wax paper or parchment paper.

Step 2

Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add first 5 ingredients. Pulse 10 to 12 times or until pecans are finely chopped and mixture is combined. Firmly press mixture into bottom of prepared pan.

Step 3

Bake at 325° for 14 minutes; cool in pan on a wire rack. Carefully remove sides of springform pan. Invert crust onto a serving plate. Carefully remove bottom of pan and paper. Replace sides of springform pan around crust on plate.

Step 4

Place chocolates in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts. Remove from heat.

Step 5

Bring whipping cream to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat (do not boil). Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot cream into egg yolk; add to remaining hot cream, stirring constantly.

Step 6

Cook over medium heat just until mixture reaches 160°. Gradually whisk cream mixture into melted chocolate, stirring until thick and blended. Pour chocolate over crust in prepared pan. Cover and chill thoroughly.

Step 7

Run a knife around edge of pan and carefully remove sides of pan. Let torte stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Top each serving with whipped cream.

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