French Macaron with Tart Cherry Chocolate Ganache

French Macaron with Tart Cherry Chocolate Ganache

I’m a huge fan of tart cherry anything and have a couple of freezer bags of tart cherries that I picked this summer just waiting to be used.  Chocolate and Cherry are a marriage made in heaven and in this macaron they are delicious!  I used the standard recipe for french macarons from wilton.com  and created my own recipe for the filling.


Tart Cherry Chocolate Ganache Filling

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Cup pitted tart cherries
  • 2 Tablespoons Amaretto
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Directions:

Saute pitted cherries in 1 tablespoon of butter until soft; add 2 tablespoons Amaretto and saute an additional 5 minutes.  Add tart cherry mixture to a food processor and process to a thick puree.

Heat heavy cream to almost a boil (bubbles will appear around the outside of the cream) and pour over chocolate chips.  Wait 2 minutes and stir until smooth.  Add cherry puree and stir.  Put in fridge to desired thickness.  Pipe ganache onto macaron.

Enjoy!

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