For the Crust:
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/ 2 cup coconut flour
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla
- 1/ 4 teaspoon salt
- 1/ 4 cup coconut oil, or butter
For the Chocolate Ganache:
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can coconut milk
- 2 cups dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Chocolate Extract
- 1/ 4 teaspoon salt
For the Meringue Topping:
- 6 eggs, whites only
- 1 1/ 2 cups sugar
- 1/ 4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Combine all the crust ingredients into a bowl, mix until a dough has formed. Using your fingers, press the dough into a 9-inch tart pan. Using a fork, puncture the bottom of the crust a few times.
Bake tart crust in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Remove and let cool while you prepare the filling.
In a small pot over medium heat, heat the coconut milk and bring to simmer. Once the milk is simmering, take pot off heat and add chocolate, chocolate extract, salt and stir until smooth. Let cool for 10-15 minutes.
Pour chocolate ganache filling into the cooled crust. Let the tart set in the fridge for at least two hours, or up to overnight.
Once tart has set, make the meringue topping. The meringue must be used immediately, so make sure your tart is cooled and ready once you begin this process. Fill a pot with about 2 inches of water and bring to a simmer. In a separate bowl, combine the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar. Set the bowl with the meringue ingredients over the pot with simmer water, making sure that the bottom of the bowl does not directly touch the water.
Constantly stir the mixture with a rubber spatula until it reaches about 175˚F. All of the sugar should be dissolved. You can check this by touching the mixture to ensure it is not gritty. Transfer to a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and whip at high speed, until the meringue is glossy and holds firm peaks. Fill a pastry bag with the meringue and pipe desired pattern on top of the set tart.
Once you are done, toast topping with kitchen torch until golden brown. You can also achieve this by placing your tart until the oven broiler for a few seconds. Serve and enjoy!