Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter at room temperature

    Filling:
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup Grand Marnier liqueur

    Raspberry Sauce:
  • 2 cups fresh Ontario raspberries (or two 10-oz packages frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed.)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  •       (for fresh berries only)
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier liqueur
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 tbsp shaved semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries for garnish

 

Directions

  1. Prepare the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. To prepare the crust, mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and cocoa in a medium bowl. With a fork, blend in the butter until the mixture has a crumbly consistency. Using the back of a large spoon, press the crumb mixture firmly in side a 9 pie plate to form a crust. Bake crust in the oven for 8 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  3. To prepare the filling, melt the chocolate with milk over low heat in a small sauce pan, stirring constantly. Let cool.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar together. Add the Grand Marnier and melted chocolate mixture and blend. Do not over mix.
  5. Whip the cream in a small bowl and fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour the mixture into the cooled crust and spread evenly with a spatula. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  6. The next day, prepare the raspberry sauce. Using a food processor fitted with a steel blade, puree the fresh berries or thawed frozen berries. Strain out the seeds. If you are using fresh berries, add the sugar and pulse to dissolve the sugar. Add the Grand Marnier and mix until the sauce is blended.
    **can be made in mini-tart form as well!

 

Serves

6-8