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