Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cherry Chocolate Cookie Tart - Gluten Free


Don't you just love those dessert recipes that make people think you worked for hours to prepare them when really it was a snap to pull together? My gluten free Cherry Chocolate Cookie Tart is precisely such a recipe. No one will ever know you used pantry staples such as Pamela's Ultimate Baking & Pancake Mix, canned cherry pie filling and chocolate chips to create this impressive mouth watering dessert. The cookie-like crust is soft and moist and holds together perfectly for cutting without crumbling. Leftovers store beautifully for days when covered and refrigerated. You can't go wrong with this gluten free delight my friends... try it for yourself and see!


Cherry Chocolate Cookie Tart - Gluten Free

2/3 cup powdered sugar


1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese


1/2 teaspoon almond extract


1 egg


1 3/4 cups Pamela's Wheat Free Baking & Pancake Mix (I buy large bags from amazon.com to save money)


2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling OR equivalent amount of homemade cherry pie filling


4 oz white baking chocolate

2 teaspoons shortening


Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Stir together powdered sugar, cream cheese, almond extract and egg. Stir in Pamela's Ultimate Wheat Free Baking and Pancake Mix. Pat dough into 12-inch circle on an ungreased 12 inch pizza pan (place a sheet of waxed paper on top of dough for easy patting; remove waxed paper when finished patting).


Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot crust. Bake 1 minute longer or until chips are melted; spread evenly. Cool 5 minutes.


Spread pie filling over crust. Heat white baking chocolate and shortening over low heat stirring constantly until smooth; drizzle over pie filling using a teaspoon and long quick motions to create a design (see photos for example of design). Slice into wedges and serve. Cover unused portions and store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.


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*Recipe adapted from bettycrocker.com

10 comments:

  1. How am I ever going to work on my sugar cravings with fabulous desserts like yours??? Wow! That looks so scrumptious.

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  2. That sounds wonderful and it's beautiful too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  3. Thanks Jen...

    Cheers!
    Cinde :)

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  4. Thank you and you're welcome Linda...

    Cheers!
    Cinde :)

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  5. Love the new blog and the beautiful food!! Another gorgeous creation. I'd love to have a big bite - my hubby is sitting next to me - he wants a bite, too.

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  6. Thanks Amy (and Amy's hubby!). Let me know how you like it after you make it.

    Cheers!
    Cinde :)

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  7. That looks lovely, thanks for sharing, hopefully I'll be able to make it sometime soon! Even though I'm not a big fan of cherries (they're ok, though), maybe if I use strawberries instead... :P

    Strawberries,chocolate...yum!

    Just found this blog through Gluten-Free Faces, which I only discovered today! I'll be following!

    Zosia
    http://iwanttoeatyummycakes.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi Zosia,

    Welcome to Gluten Free Taste of Home! It was a great idea to sign up as a follower so you will never miss a post.

    I am sure strawberries or raspberries would taste just as good as cherries in this recipe.

    Enjoy...

    Cheers!
    Cinde :)

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  9. Gorgeous tart! I love cherries, especially with chocolate =D.

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  10. Thank you Lauren... I love cherries too!

    Cheers!
    Cinde :)

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