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Walnut Tartlets with Chocolate Ganache Filling


Walnut Tartlets with Chocolate Ganache Filling

Walnut Tartlets with Chocolate Ganache Filling

Yield

Makes 30 tartlets

Ingredients

Chocolate Leaves
1/2 cup walnut halves, toasted
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1/3 cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
1 egg, lightly beaten
Chocolate Ganache

Preparation

  1. Prepare Chocolate Leaves. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place walnuts in food processor. Process using on/off pulsing action until walnuts are finely chopped, but not pasty.
  3. Reserve 2 tablespoons walnuts. Place remaining walnuts in medium bowl. Add flour, sugar and lemon peel; blend well. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in egg with fork until mixture holds together.
  4. Spoon 2 teaspoonfuls mixture into ungreased mini-muffin cups. Press dough onto bottom and up side of each cup with fingers.
  5. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes in pan. Remove shells from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.
  6. Prepare Chocolate Ganache. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon ganache into each shell. Sprinkle reserved 2 tablespoons chopped nuts evenly over shells. Gently push chocolate leaf into each shell.
  7. Store tightly covered in refrigerator up to 1 week.

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