Monday, January 17, 2011

Stand - By

As documented before, I discover a recipe and then make it over and over until I'm officially sick of it.  Prior obsessions included porchetta, slow-roasted tomatoes, and rhubarb custard pie.

This latest concoction, a chocolate tart,  is now my stand-by.  From now on, I'll be bringing this when we get invited somewhere for dinner.  It's easy, it's decadent, and the ingredient list is inexpensive and easy to find. 

This can be your stand-by, too!

1.  Make the crust - mix 1 cup crushed chocolate graham crumbs with 1/4 cup sugar and 5 tablespoons of melted butter.

2.  Press the mixture into a tart pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

3.  Boil 1 1/2 cups heavy cream.  Add 9 oz chocolate chips and stir until melted.  Add two eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1/4 tsp kosher salt.

 4.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until filling is set 3 inches from the edge - it will firm as it cools.  

Refrigerate tart for at least two hours.  

Melt raspberry jelly in the microwave and pour over chocolate tart - serve with vanilla ice cream.    


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  3. Deliciously decadent! Oh my, how I would love to have a piece of this right now. :o)

  4. Larri -

    you can use regular graham cracker crumbs as well -

  5. can't wait to try this, kirsten! (making it, that is!) i did try it and it was amazing! i don't think i've ever baked with choc graham cracker crumbs. thanks for sharing!

  6. no problem, Ang! I remembered that you wanted the recipe, so I'm glad you had a chance to check it out - it really is easy!

  7. Reading your blog is not going to help at all with my aim to lose a bit of weight this year. That looks so good and I bet it tastes fabulous.

  8. This looks like it'd be great to take to a family dinner- easy but very impressive. I now want chocolate tart for breakfast...thanks.

    Another fantastic recipe post!

  9. hi kirs..made the torte last night for the big game and it was a smashing success!! SO, SO easy :) ang