Giada in Italy

Giada in Italy

Chocolate-Pistachio Fudge Tart

  • prep time45 min
  • total time 60 min
  • serves 8
Giada De Laurentiis
Giada De Laurentiis Giada in Italy

Indulge in this bittersweet chocolate tart complete with a pistachio crust and dried apricots.

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Directions for: Chocolate-Pistachio Fudge Tart



Nonstick cooking spray, for pan

1 ½ cups raw pistachios

3 Tbsp sugar

½ tsp kosher salt

6 graham crackers

8 Tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted


8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 ½ cups heavy cream

¾ tsp pure vanilla extract

⅛ tsp kosher salt

½ cup dried apricots, chopped

Lightly whipped cream, for serving, optional



1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Place the pistachios, sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to roughly chop. Add the graham crackers and pulse until finely chopped. Add the melted butter and pulse until the mixture has the consistency of wet sand. Press the mixture evenly over the bottom of the springform pan. Bake until golden brown around the edges, about 12 minutes. Cool to room temperature.


1. Place the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the cream, vanilla and salt until just beginning to simmer around the edges. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate, let sit for 2 minutes, and then whisk until smooth and shiny. Pour the chocolate filling over the crust and sprinkle with the chopped apricots. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until ready to serve.

2. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

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