Nightcap Tart

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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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