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Peppermint Brownie Tart

Alrighty everyone here it is my last big dessert for the holiday season… Hanukkah Peppermint Brownie Tart. I noticed this recipe over a year ago when I was looking for a holiday recipe to make for my friend Jennie, who celebrates Hanukkah, and as soon as I found this recipe from Southern Living I knew I was just going to have to make it some day for her. And now, over a year latter, I finally have. HAH… don’t say that I can’t procrastinate with the best of them… lol!

Now I have to say, as a Jr. Mint lover, that this tart is totally addicting. The brownie is not to heavy, the peppermint filling is refreshing and the ganache adds a rich chocolate layer that finishes off the tart nicely. May I also say that if you add on the whipped cream edging and crushed peppermint candy topping you will end up with the perfect peppermint dessert that will be the star of any holiday party that you maybe hosting this year.

So there you go everyone 4 great desserts in 4 weeks that will make your holiday dessert table the talk of the neighborhood. I hope you enjoy them all, I sure did!

Hanukkah Peppermint Brownie Tart

Hanukkah Peppermint Brownie Tart

Brownie lovers beware... you will be addicted before you know it!

Ingredients

    For the Brownie Tart
  • 1/2 C. Butter, room temperature
  • 1 C. Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 oz. Unsweetened chocolate baking squares, melted
  • 1/2 C. A-P Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C. Semisweet chocolate chips
  • For the Peppermint Filling
  • 1/4 C. Butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz. Powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp.+ 2 tsp. Milk
  • 1/8 tsp. Peppermint oil
  • For the Chocolate Ganache
  • 6 oz. Semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. Whipping Cream
  • Crushed peppermint candies, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F, 325°F if using a convection oven.
  2. In stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, add the butter and sugar and cream together, on medium-high speed for 5 minutes, until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and add in the eggs, one at a time, mix until well until combined.
  4. Add in the melted chocolate, the flour and the vanilla mix until combined.
  5. Turn off the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Spread batter evenly into a 10 inch tart pan with a removable bottom.
  7. Bake the brownie for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. When the brownie is done remove it from the oven and let it cool to room temperature in the tart pan.
  9. In stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, beat butter for the peppermint filling on medium-high speed for 5 minutes or until it is light and fluffy.
  10. Reduce the speed to low and add in the powdered sugar alternately with the milk and beat until the mixture is smooth.
  11. Add in the peppermint oil.
  12. Now when the brownie is cool top it with the peppermint filling, making sure to level out the filling, and chill the whole brownie in the refrigerator for an hour.
  13. While the brownie is chilling to make the chocolate ganache in a small sauce pan, over medium heat, combine the chocolate chips and the whipping cream and mix until all of the chips have melted.
  14. Finally remove the tart from the pan, pour the ganache over the tart and return the tart to the refrigerator to chill before decorating with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies.
  15. The tart should keep for 2-4 days in the refigerator in an airtight container.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Southern Living

http://truebluebaking.com/2013/11/24/hanukkah-peppermint-brownie-tart/

Well that’s it for this week. Next week I am going to bring you the first of the cookie and candy recipes that you can give out to all of your friends and family this holiday season. I hope everyone has a great rest of their week and please drop back by after you bake up this delish Hanukkah Peppermint Brownie Tart and let me know how you liked it, I love reading your comments and I really do read them all!

Until next time everyone… Enjoy!

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