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Bittersweet Chocolate Basil Tart with Honey Grapefruit Sauce

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Ingredients Needed For Bittersweet Chocolate Basil Tart with Honey Grapefruit Sauce
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* 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, softened
* 1/4 cup Sugar
* 1 1/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
* 1 egg
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* 1 cup heavy cream
* 1/3 cup whole milk
* 1/2 cup loosely packed, finely shredded basil leaves
* 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
* 1 egg
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* Confectioners' Sugar
* Sprig fresh basil
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* 3 pink grapefruits, peeled and cut into segments, saving juice
* 3 tablespoons honey
* 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water

Directions To Prepare Bittersweet Chocolate Basil Tart with Honey Grapefruit Sauce
#In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and Sugar until light and fluffy.
#With mixer on low speed, add flour and egg in two parts and beat just until combined.
#Shape dough into a disk, wrap in waxed paper, and chill 1 to 24 hours.
#Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Transfer to a 9-inch tart pan, press in sides and bottom, and trim any excess dough around edges.
#Preheat oven to 350°F.
#Cover dough with a large piece of foil and weigh down with uncooked rice or Beans.
#Bake 20 minutes, remove foil and Beans, and bake 10 minutes longer, or until light golden brown.
#Cool on a rack.
#To make the filling, preheat oven to 375°F.
#In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring cream, milk, and basil just to a boil.
#Remove pan from heat, cover, and steep 10 minutes.
#Place chocolate in a medium bowl.
#Pour cream mixture through a strainer over chocolate and whisk until smooth.
#Let cool 10 minutes, then whisk in egg.
#Pour chocolate into tart shell and bake 20 minutes or until filling is just beginning to set.
#Remove to a wire rack and let cool completely.
#Dust with confectioners' Sugar and garnish with basil sprig.
#Meanwhile, to make the honey grapefruit sauce, chop grapefruit segments into small pieces, saving juice.
#In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring fruit, reserved juices, and honey to a boil.
#Add cornstarch mixture and boil 1 minute or until slightly thickened.
#Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl, and let cool to room temperature.



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