A simple chocolate crust is filled with a creamy, minted Irish cream filling and topped with a thick chocolate ganache.
I have great neighbors. I am surrounded by the kind of people who watch over your house while you travel, drive your kids to school if you are in a pinch, check on your pets, shovel your drive and come get your unwanted pie. I am so lucky.
I found myself with an abundance of dessert last week. I had to send out an urgent S.O.S. to all my neighbors to come quick and grab a slice of pie. I admit, it hurt to see this baby go. But sometimes you have to set free the one’s you love. I loved this pie.
It’s actually a tart. I used to think the rule with tarts was they had to be filled with fruit. Which is why my first experience with tarts involved apples. But then I questioned the whole tart thing. Why couldn’t it be made with a creamy Irish cream filling and topped ganache instead?
So that’s what I did, I made a simple chocolate wafer crust and filled it with a boozy Bailey’s Irish cream filling. The filling is cream cheese based and it’s very creamy and smooth. The Irish cream is subtle. Add more than stated on the recipe if you like. I won’t judge. You could face plant into that filling and be perfectly content. If you can restrain yourself and keep yourself from face planting then you will be treated to a pleasingly rich tasting ganache. Chocolate and Irish cream really are kindred spirits. All three layers together make a powerhouse dessert.
But don’t take my word for it, don’t take my neighbor’s word for it, TRY it. Isn’t the Irish cream calling your name?
I miss my tart.
For the crust
For the filling
For the ganache
Nutrition Information Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 820 Total Fat 45g Saturated Fat 23g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 18g Cholesterol 99mg Sodium 393mg Carbohydrates 101g Fiber 1g Sugar 73g Protein 5g