Dark Chocolate Cherry & Almond Torte

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 Cost Per Serving $0.87
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Dark Chocolate Cherry & Almond Filling
1 oz (1/4 cup)Dark Chocolate (70% Cocoa)
1 cupEvaporated Skim Milk
1 cupFrozen or Fresh Cherries, pitted and halved
3 tbspPure Whole Cane Sugar
3 tbspAlmond Flour
Almond Oat Crust
1 cupAlmonds
1/2 cupLarge Flake Oats
1/4 cupHoney
2 tbspGrape Seed Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients for almond oat crust in a food processor and combine until mixture is crumbly. Press mixture into a greased or non-stick round baking dish.
  3. Warm the milk in a small pot over medium heat. Add the chocolate and remove from heat. Add the eggs, almond flour, cane sugar and milk chocolate mixture into the food processor and blend until well combined.
  4. Pour mixture into the almond crust and press the cherries into the top of the mixture. Place in the oven and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, until the filling is firm.


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