Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Cream Tart

April 28, 2009 at 3:22 am | Posted in groups, pies & tarts, pudding/mousse, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 49 Comments

chocolate cream tart

TWD started April with a Banana Cream Pie, moved on to two intense chocolate desserts and, thanks to Kim of Scrumptious Photography, we ended April with a Chocolate Cream Tart.  It’s as if we’ve come full circle, really.  Okay, maybe that’s pushing it, but sometimes I think it’s funny how the choices each month shake out.

Chocolate pastry cream with whipped cream on top, all in a chocolate crust– oh my word!  I went halvsies with this week’s recipe, and had plenty for six individual-sized tarts.  These little guys are super-chocolaty and super-good!  R and I ate them in contented silence…then neither of us could move to do the dishes afterward!  Some thought that all that chocolate was a bit too much, and opted for a plain tart crust instead.  Personally, I wouldn’t change a thing.  I was quite happy to try out Dorie’s chocolate shortbread crust recipe, and liked it a lot.  I did find, though, that when making the dough, it was a little dry.  I had to add a couple teaspoons of milk to get it to come together, but then it was pretty easy to work with.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or read Kim’s post.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. I loved this tart too! I didn’t think there was too much chocolate at all, but then I do love chocolate. Your tarts look really cute!

  2. Love the sprinkles. My tart is in progress – always running late!

  3. absolutely delicious. You can t go wrong with chocolate eh? 🙂 yummy

  4. YUM!! Beautiful! I’m with you, I didn’t change a thing and thought it was perfect. I loved everything about it 🙂

  5. That looks creamy and delicious! 🙂

  6. This tart was absolutely fabulous!

    I added a bit of hazelnut coffee creamer to mine.

  7. on voit parfaitement le côté crémeux ! ta photo est extrêmement gourmande 🙂

  8. I Loved these, too. Had to keep myself from eating them all at one sitting – except I’d have been so sick if I had. Luckily I have a little more will power. 🙂

  9. Goodness. Those tarts look fabulous!

  10. Yes, I’m also a big fan of the double chocolate cream pie. Your chocolate sprinkles looks so cute!

  11. I’m sure I couldn’t move after having one of that too! It was a battle with the boyfriend as we shared one. Still that looks really good! especially with the chocolate sprinkles!

  12. So cute with those little sprinkles on the top. I just love the mini versions of these things…great job! Very pretty.

  13. Perfect, perfect, perfect, as always! My tart dough was also dry, but I added water and absolutely ruined it! So glad you were able to make halfsies and make it work!

  14. I loved the crust as well. looks cute with the jimmies on top!

  15. Scrumptious. Looks sinfully good.

  16. Just beautiful!! I really loved this, although, I think next time I’ll try it with the Sweet Tart dough instead.

  17. Looks delicious! K x

  18. I have to say (and yes, I am biased) but this has probably been one of my favorite month’s as a whole so far! Your little tarts are just too cute for words!

  19. Chocolate comas are an occupational hazard, but sooo worth it. Awesome looking tarts- love the old school sprinkles.

  20. This was an excellent tart, wasn’t it. Not too much chocolate at all. And yours looks terrific.

  21. Looks fabulous!

  22. divine. they look absolutely divine!

  23. I’m glad you enjoyed this… we did too, although I made them in Ginger Snaps crumb crust.

    Very nice shot of your minis, Steph!

  24. So cute love the minis love the sprinkles!

  25. Sprinkle me! Love the look of your chocolate tart!

    I did have a chocolate coma, so I made pecan pie tarts to please the hubs! 😉

  26. The sprinkles were a simple and smart touch! I thought it was a great dessert, in all of it’s chocolaty goodness!

  27. Your mini looks fabulous! Love the chocolate sprinkles 🙂 I usually halve the recipes but I went with a full one this week. I’m still making mine but think it’s going to be yummy!

  28. Your tart looks wonderful! I agree, I wouldn’t change a thing.

  29. Your tart looks lovely! My crust was really dry and crumbly. I wish I would have though to add some milk! It seemed fine when I pressed it into the tart pans though.

  30. I’m with you…I wouldn’t change a thing, it was just so good. Your minis are so cute!

  31. I’m diggin on those sprinkles!

  32. An excellent idea to make minis. Great job.

  33. All these tarts I’m seeing are making me want to make this again! Looks GREAT!

  34. I added some water to my pie crust to make it come together. I loved this too

  35. Looks wonderful. I love your chocolate sprinkles. I enjoyed this tart too.

  36. love that you put chocolate sprinkles on top 🙂 great job

  37. you know, i also halved the recipe and added a whole egg yolk by mistake. at first i wasn’t sure about it but it really helped my dough come together and i could smoosh it with no problems. much better than dealing with crumbly dough! your tart looks awesome.

  38. Bring on the chocolate on chocolate combo. Sounds totally delicious, and your pic is just making my mouth water. Really, I don’t think much can be a chocolate cream tart. How sophisticated yet comfort-food-y! Loving it.

  39. Sprinkles…. PERFECT! I agree – the folk that ate mine LOVED the crust – and in fact, everything. I wouldn’t change anything…. yours look fantastic. Those choco-sprinkles are the perfect touch!

  40. I am a fan of Dorie too, your chcolat tart is amazingly graceful.

  41. You know you have a winner when it is consumed in contented silence!

  42. Your photo is making me crave another bite of this delicious tart! I also thought the recipe was perfect as is.

  43. What a great idea to add milk to the crumbly dough! I wish I had done that too. Great looking chocolate tart, glad that you enjoyed it!

  44. SO cute! I really like the chocolate crust, too. My sister was disappointed that it wasn’t sweeter, like an Oreo crust, but I thought it complemented the filling without going over the top.

  45. Looks Awesome! Great job!

  46. I think I have to get my hands on this cookbook. It looks great.

  47. It looks so rich and decadent!

  48. Your tart looks great–the sprinkles on top are a nice touch. =) I really loved the way the crust, filling and whipped cream came together, too.

  49. Yes, it was rich and delish, but sometimes it’s worth it and this is one of those times. Yours looks absolutely amazing!! As always! 😉

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