Blood Orange Chocolate Tart

Blood Orange Chocolate Tart

Pie Crust Ingredients: 

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

zest from 1/2 orange

1/2 cup vegan "butter"--cold and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

~1/4 cup ice cold water

Pie Crust Method:

*Add flour, sugar, salt, and zest to food processor. Blend until fully combined. Add "butter." Pulse just until you have a fine meal. Add ~1 tablespoon water. Pulse. Add water and pulse just until dough begins to come together. (Do not add too much water or over pulse).

*Add some flour to your counter and dump your pie dough onto the counter. Knead with your palms 2-4 times just until dough comes together. Then stop! Form dough into a disk and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before using.

*After at least 1 hour, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Add refrigerated pie dough to floured work surface. Roll out into a large disk (~1/8 inch thick). Press into a 11-in. tart pan (or preferred tart pan). Prick with all over with a fork. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool completely before using.

"Custard" Ingredients:

1 block silken tofu--strained at least 30 minutes

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

zest from one orange

"Custard" Method:

*Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until fully incorporated. Add to a bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Assembly: 

prepped tart crust

custard from above

6-8 blood oranges--segments (and zest for garnish)

whipped coconut cream--for garnish

cocoa powder--for garnish

To Assemble: 

*Pour custard into baked crust. Arrange orange segments on top of the custard. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. Best served the day of. Serve with whipped coconut cream (optional).

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