(Safest Choice is pleased to feature the following guest blog post from Carolyn Ketchum. Carolyn is the writer and recipe developer behind All Day I Dream About Food, a mostly low carb, gluten free food blog.)
This is actually a recipe I have owed my readers for quite some time, and the fact that I am only posting it now is testament to just how hard it is, as a food blogger, to come back around to a recipe you’ve already made. See, I made the original version last August, when I was up at a cottage in Ontario with my family. Although the cottage wasn’t exactly “rustic”, the kitchen was very ill-equipped for cooking and baking, and my efforts were a little more slapdash than I would like. I posted the pictures, and a story about my creation, including how I dropped the leftovers upside down on the floor before I could get pictures of a slice. I also wanted to improve upon my creation before I shared the details, but I did promise that a recipe would be forthcoming soon. And so it is…if you consider “soon” to be within a 12 month timeframe!
In particular, I wanted to improve upon the crust of the pie or tart. I loved the filling and the chocolate-y glaze, they were both just right. But the crust was dry and crumbly and I like my crusts to be more than just vehicles to get the filling to my mouth. I like them to be stand-alone good in their own right. So I gave some thought to that crust and ended up deciding to borrow the nut, coconut and chocolate crust from my Nanaimo Bar Tart. Now that is a stand-alone crust! It’s also incredibly rich and filling, and it makes this whole recipe more interesting. It does, however, take a semi-raw egg to help the crust be cohesive, so it’s another perfect recipe for Safest Choice Eggs.
You can easily make this recipe as one big tart or pie, but I went with 4 small tarts because I like the way they look. They are incredibly rich, so even half a tart is almost too much. I will confess, I didn’t share these with my kids at all. They tend not to like cream-cheese based fillings, so my husband and I hoarded these all for ourselves. They were truly delicious and I am relieved to have finally made good on my promise to share this recipe! Make sure to check out my low carb and gluten-free Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tarts recipe here.