This Chocolate Cherry Mousse Tart has layers of rich chocolate fudge, creamy cherry mousse, and sweet cherry pie filling.  It’s the perfect dessert to make for your sweetheart on Valentine’s day.

*I am partnering with Lucky Leaf this year as a blog ambassador bringing you delicious recipes using pie filling.

Chocolate Cherry Mousse Tart - layers of creamy chocolate, cherry mousse, and pie filling create a must make dessert. Great recipe for Valentine's day!

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So, our daughter got her permit a few weeks ago and has been doing different drives and taking a driver’s ed class. They have done drives in the country, down town, on the freeway, and around town.

She was a little nervous about all those places before she started, but each time she came back and said they were easy.  The more she drives, the more confident she is getting behind the wheel.  As hard as it is to watch your children grow up, it is fun to see them conquer fears and challenges.

I had the opportunity the other day to show her why you shouldn’t hit a curb with your tire.  Since this particular skill wasn’t being offering in class, I decided to step up and be the one to help her out. 

Chocolate Cherry Mousse Tart - layers of chocolate and cherries make this dessert recipe a must make. Great for Valentine's day!

Yeah, I’ve been driving for 24 years and all it took was one sharp turn in the dark.  You know that feeling in your stomach when you know you just popped a tire?

That was the exact feeling I had the instant it happened. Maybe stopping at the store for a shirt I probably didn’t need was a bad idea after all. We pulled over and text my hubby to come help us out.

A big slice of chocolate goodness definitely would have made me feel better as we waited.  What is it about chocolate that just seems to soothe the soul?

Since I didn’t have chocolate right then and there, I took the opportunity to explain to our daughter how and why I hit the curb.  We also talked about changing a tire and where the spare was in our little car.

Chocolate Cherry Mousse Tart - cherry pie filling and creamy chocolate fudge make this a must make dessert recipe for Valentine's day!

You better believe I ate a slice of this chocolate cherry mousse tart as soon as we got home.  Chocolate and cherries are good for Valentine’s day…and for a bruised ego.

I have enjoyed working with Lucky Leaf® over the past few years. Their pie filling is hands down my absolute favorite one. Each can is filled to the brim with natural fresh fruit. I also love that they prepare each can without using high fructose corn syrup because then I don’t feel as bad about eating it by the spoonfuls.

It is so much fun creating new recipes as one of their brand ambassadors. Each month I look at my shelf of pie filling and try to decide what flavor would work for that particular time of year.  I decided to give this cookies and cream fudge tart a cherry makeover since Valentine’s day is very soon!

Chocolate Cherry Mousse Tart - a creamy chocolate fudge layer topped with cherry mousse makes this dessert recipe perfect for Valentine's day!

A cookie crust holds the chocolate fudge in place in the tart pan.  Let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours before you try to remove it from the pan because it would be sad if it all fell apart before you could give it some cherry love.  Although…if that ever does happen just grab a trifle bowl and get to layering.

Cool Whip and some cherry pie filling creates a fluffy mousse for on top of the chocolate.  To finish it off and make it look pretty, you will add more swirls around the top.  Fill the center with the rest of the pie filling because we do not want to waste good filling.

Since I tend to over buy on holiday candy and sprinkles, I had a bag of chocolate hearts and some sprinkles in my pantry that gave this tart the last perfect touch!

Chocolate Cherry Mousse Tart - cherry mousse and creamy chocolate fudge make this a must make dessert recipe for Valentine's day!

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Chocolate Cherry Mousse Tart

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 36 minutes

Yield: 1 – 9 inch tart

Chocolate Cherry Mousse Tart

This Chocolate Cherry Mousse Tart has layers of rich chocolate fudge, creamy cherry mousse, and sweet cherry pie filling. It’s the perfect dessert to make for your sweetheart on Valentine’s day.

Ingredients

    For the Crust
  • 20 chocolate cream filled cookies, crushed
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
    For the Filling
  • 8 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 2/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    For the Topping
  • 1 – 21 ounce can Lucky Leaf cherry pie filling, divided
  • 1 – 8 ounce container Cool Whip, thawed and divided
  • sprinkles
  • chocolate curls and hearts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch tart pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Mix together the cookie crumbs and butter. Press evenly in the bottom and sides of the prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove and cool.
  3. Place the butter and chocolate in a saucepan and heat over low heat until melted. Remove from the stove and let the chocolate cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Beat the eggs until frothy. Add the cream, sugar, and vanilla and beat again.
  5. Whisk the cooled chocolate into the egg mixture. Pour it in the cooled crust. Do not over fill the crust, but add mixture until it is almost to the top of the crust. You should only have a few tablespoons of mixture extra.
  6. Place a baking sheet on the oven rack under the tart in case of leaking butter. Bake the tart for 28-30 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack for one hour. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until completely chilled.
  7. Mix together 2 cups Cool Whip and 1 cup cherry pie filling. Spread the mousse on the top of the cooled tart.
  8. Gently remove the tart from the pan and place on a serving plate. Pipe the remaining Cool Whip around the edges of the tart using a piping bag and icing tip 1M. Spread the remaining cherry pie filling in the center of the tart. Add sprinkles, chocolate curls, and hearts for an added decoration if desired.
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Chocolate Cherry Mousse Tart

Chocolate Cherry Mousse Tart - a chocolate fudge topped with cherry mousse and pie filling makes an incredible dessert recipe for Valentine's day!

 

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