My husband is not a dessert fan, which always bewilders friends and acquaintances when they learn I am a pastry chef. He would happily eat pizza in place of dessert any day. Me, on the other hand, I could live on sweets and vegetables. One of the few desserts that he loves is chocolate cream pie; I can see the allure that it has for him. Rich creamy chocolate mousse, sweet flaky pie dough topped with sweet whipped cream. What a perfect dessert!
How can you make a perfect classic dessert better? Make it into a tart with a chocolate wafer crust, dark chocolate mousse made with Mexican vanilla and topped with fresh whipped cream. Beanilla Mexican vanilla adds a bold, smoky and slightly spicy flavor to the chocolate mousse, reminiscent of the thick Mexican chocolate drink served with morning pastries in Mexico.
I garnished my tart with strawberries but in celebration of the holiday season a festive addition of crushed candy canes works perfectly for any holiday celebration!