WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, I THOUGHT a “nightcap” was a cappuccino you
drank before bed. Of course, I’ve since learned that it’s an alcoholic drink—and that a person invited up for one rarely does any actual sleeping. This tart is my attempt to marry both versions of a nightcap (one coffee, one booze) in a dessert. It’s deep, dark, and truly decadent.
FOR THE CRUST:
32 chocolate wafer cookies, such as Nabisco, slightly crushed 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted ¼ teaspoon salt
FOR THE FILLING:
12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped ¾ cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons sugar 2 large eggs ¼ cup coffee liqueur, such as Kahlùa
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