Bittersweet Chocolate Torte with Passion Fruit Cream

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Butter, divided 1/2 cup
Passion fruit concentrate 1/4 cup
Sugar 2 tbsp
Club House Vanilla Extract, Pure 1 tsp
Butter, divided 1 tbsp
Sugar, divided 1/4 cup
Extra bittersweet (70% cacoa) or bittersweet (60% cacoa) chocolate, coarsely chopped 8 oz
Passion fruit liqueur 1/2 cup
Eggs 4
Club House Basil Leaves 2 tbsp
Salt 1/4 tsp
Mascarpone cheese 1/2 cup


For the Bittersweet Chocolate Torte, butter 4 (6-oz.) ramekins with 1 tbsp. of the butter. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp. of the sugar. Place ramekins in a hotel pan. Set aside. Melt remaining 1/2 cup butter and passion fruit liqueur in double boiler over medium heat or in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes, until butter is melted.

Add chocolate and stir with wire whisk until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Set aside. Beat eggs, remaining 3 tbsp. sugar, basil and salt in large bowl with mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until thickened. Gradually beat in chocolate mixture until well blended. Pour evenly into ramekins. Carefully pour enough hot water into baking pan to come halfway up sides of ramekins. Bake in preheated 325°F oven 35 to 40 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out mostly clean. Carefully remove ramekins from water bath to wire rack to cool completely.

For the Passion Fruit Cream, beat mascarpone cheese, passion fruit concentrate, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 1 minute or until thickened. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Plating Instructions: Candied Basil Leaves: Bring 1/2 cup each sugar and water to boil in small saucepan. Reduce heat to low. Add 8 fresh basil leaves; simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat. Using tongs, remove basil leaves to plate spread with 1/4 cup sugar. Gently open leaves and coat on both sides with sugar. Place basil leaves on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated 200°F oven 5 minutes or until crisp.

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