If you enjoy wine and chocolate, Zinfandel-Marinated Cherry-Cocoa Tarts is the dessert for you.  The pairing is seriously incredible.  Cherries add a unique dimension.
Zinfandel-Marinated Cherry-Cocoa Tarts

Zinfandel-Marinated Cherry-Cocoa Tarts
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Recipe type: Baked Goods
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 6 4-inch chocolate tart shells, baked
  • 1 Quart dark cherries, pitted
  • 2 Cups Zinfandel,
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar, granulated
  • cocoa powder, for dusting, as needed
  1. Place pitted cherries in bowl; pour wine over. Cover and marinate 1 hour.
  2. Set the individual baked tart shells (in forms) on a baking sheet.
  3. Remove cherries with slotted spoon, making sure to drain well.. Pack into baked tart shells, smooth sides up.
  4. Transfer 1/2 cup wine to nonreactive saucepan; add cream and sugar. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  5. Divide wine mixture among tarts. Bake at 350 degrees F until juices are bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool about 30 minutes, then unmold. Serve dusted with cocoa powder.


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