Chocolate Raspberry Crostata

  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed nilla waffers
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 reciped chocolate pastry cream
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves (optional)
  • 2/3 cup almonds, finely ground
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted

Mix the crushed cookie crumbs, almonds, and butter in a large bowl. Press into the bottom and partway up the sides of 9 inch pie plate. Chill in the refrigerator until set, about 2 hours. Spoon the chocolate pastry cream into the crust and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Top with the raspberries. If liked, heat the apricot preserves in a small pan until liquid. Brush the preserves over the raspberries.