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White Chocolate Toasted Pistachio with Ground Cherries and Passion Fruit Pizza, Tart or Parfait

White Chocolate Toasted Pistachio with Ground Cherries and Passion Fruit Pizza, Tart or Parfait
  • YIELD: 6 servings

Deep-fried pizza dough sprinkled with confectioners' sugar and filled with white chocolate, toasted pistachios, ground cherries, and passion fruit. Can be served in a tart shell or as a parfait too.


ounce shelled, unsalted pistachios, toasted
3 ounces ground cherries (or you could use fresh cranberries)
1 ounce passion fruit
cup heavy cream
8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoon unsalted butter


For the pizza dough or tart shell: Prepare the pizza dough and deep fry it or prepare the tart shell and pre-bake it. For the filling: Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Place the nuts on a baking sheet and toast for about 10 minutes or until golden. Prepare a bowl with ice water. In a pot of boiling water, blanch the ground cherries for a couple of minutes until they soften slightly but do not burst. Plunge them into the ice water and let cool. Dry on a paper-towel-lined baking sheet. Bring the cream to a boil. Pour over the white chocolate. Stir until smooth. (If the chocolate isn't completely melted, use the microwave to finish melting, but do it slowly so that the mixture doesn't separate.) Add passion fruit and butter, then stir to combine. Scatter nuts and ground cherries in the deep-fried pizza dough (or tart shell), and then top with white chocolate mixture. Repeat until the deep-fried pizza dough is filled. Chill for 3 hours. Serve the same day since the fried pizza dough will not taste fresh the next day.

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