Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1 1/3 c Ground chocolate wafer
1/4 c Butter; melted (1/2 stick)
2/3 c Dried currants
3 tb Plus 1 teaspoon bourbon
1/3 c Dark corn syrup
3 lg Egg yolks
3/4 c Half and half
9 oz Bittersweet; (not
; chocolate, finely
1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
1/2 c Chilled whipping cream
Bittersweet chocolate curls
———————–FOR ORANGE CUSTARD SAUCE———————–
1 1/2 c Half and half
6 tb Sugar
6 lg Egg yolks
1 ts Grated orange peel
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray vegetable oil spray on 9-inch-diameter
tart pan with removable bottom. Combine ground cookies and butter in
processor; blend until very moist crumbs form. Using plastic wrap as
aid, press crumbs firmly onto sides, then bottom of prepared pan.
Chill 15 minutes. Bake until set, about 8 minutes. Cool.
Mix currants and bourbon in heavy small saucepan. Bring to simmer
over low heat. Cover and set aside. Whisk corn syrup and egg yolks in
medium bowl. Bring half and half to simmer in another heavy small
saucepan. Gradually whisk half and half into yolk mixture. Return
mixture to same saucepan and stir over medium-low heat until custard
thicken and leaves path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across,
about 4 minutes (do not boil). Pour into large bowl. Add chopped
bittersweet chocolate and nutmeg, whisk until melted and smooth. Mix
in currants and bourbon. Chill just until cool, stirring
occasionally, about 15 minutes.
Whip cream in medium bowl to stiff peaks. Fold cream into chocolate
mixture. Transfer filling to crust. Chill until firm, at least 4
hours or overnight.
Gently press up tart pan bottom to loosen tart. Remove pan sides.
Transfer tart to platter. Top with chocolate curls. Sift powdered
sugar over. Serve with Orange Custard Sauce.
For Orange Custard Sauce:
Bring half and half to simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Whisk sugar
and yolks in small bowl. Gradually whisk in hot half and half. Return
mixture to saucepan and stir over medium-low heat until custard
thickens and leaves path on back of spoon when finger is drawn
across, about 3 minutes (do not boil). Strain into bowl. Mix in peel.
Cover and refrigerate until cold. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Keep
refrigerated.) Makes about 1 1/2 cups.