Giada's mascarpone and lemon gnocchi, cherry tart

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is cooking up some delicious dishes at the 12th annual Food Network Wine and Food Festival. Here, she makes mascarpone and lemon gnocchi paired with a cherry and chocolate tart for dessert.

Mascarpone and lemon gnocchi

Ingredients

  • For gnocchi:

    • 1 cup (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese, at room temperature (please use Formaggi Ciresa mascarpone cheese)
    • 1 large egg, at room temperature
    • 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • Zest of 2 large lemons
    • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for forming the gnocchi
  • For sauce:

    • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Cherry and chocolate tart

Ingredients

    • Butter for greasing the pan
  • For crust:

    • 8 (4 1/2-inch-long) plain or almond biscotti cookies (5 1/2 ounces), coarsely broken
    • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, chilled
    • 1/4 packed cup dark brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup cherry preserves or jam, such as Bonne Maman
  • For filling:

    • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, recommended Ghiradelli
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
    • 3/4 cup chopped, shelled pistachio nuts

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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