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Surprisingly Easy Chocolate Tart!

Marie SabaComment
Surprisingly Easy Chocolate Tart!

This chocolate tart is one of my all-time top five desserts. It’s easy to make, rich and satisfying, and absolutely stunning to serve.

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The other wonderful thing about this dessert is its simplicity. The filling requires just a handful of ingredients: butter, cream, vanilla, chocolate, and a pinch of cinnamon.

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The crust is just butter and chocolate cookies (Oreos, Teddy Grahams, or other chocolate wafer cookies). You process the cookies with melted butter, and then press the mixture into a tart pan and bake it for about 15 minutes.

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We often make this tart for birthdays and holidays, and even casual dinners at home. As a special tradition, John always makes it (yes, even John can make it!) on Valentine’s Day, which is just around the corner!

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Hope you get a chance to try it, and hope you love it as much as we do! Serve with whipped cream or little chubby baby hand, as both are delicious!!

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Dark Chocolate Tart

Serves 8

Ingredients:

For crust:

  • 6 ounces (about 2 cups) mini Oreos or chocolate wafer cookies

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 

For filling:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • Pinch of cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 8 ounces 60% dark or semisweet chocolate

  • For serving: whipped cream, berries, mint leaves

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

  2. Place cookies in the bowl of a food processor. Process until finely ground. Add melted butter; process until combined and moist. Press crumbs into a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake until set, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool.

  3. Don’t start this step until the crust is done … otherwise you’ll have melted chocolate and no place to put it :) Place cream, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add butter; stir until butter is melted. Turn off fire and remove pan from heat. Add chocolate; stir until smooth. Pour filling into crust. Smooth top with a spoon if needed.

  4. Refrigerate until filling is set, about 3 hours. Slice and serve chilled. Top with whipped cream, berries, and fresh mint, if desired.

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