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Bittersweet Chocolate Tart

Bittersweet chocolate tart is a great holiday dessert. It’s rich and decadent, but it’s not overly sweet like desserts made with milk chocolate are.

What’s with the new trend of mean holiday commercials? Ones where you are told you bought a horrible gift or show someone being spiteful to their mother in law (“He drinks coffee now, Mom“). Is it really easier to sell those than the happy, cozy ads?

Don’t get me wrong. I get that most families are really like that, but showing me the worst in people doesn’t really make me want to get up and jingle my booty into your store. We have 40-something days to go until Christmas, why start bringing out the nasty now? I’ll stick with the same old happy Pillsbury Dough Boy ad.

Speaking of the holidays (whew, get me off that rant), wouldn’t this bittersweet chocolate tart be perfect at a get together?  This recipe was featured last month in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, along with a bunch of other beautiful pies. The photograph showed a clean and attractive tart and the ingredient list caught my eye as simple and delicious.

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart Recipe \\


Bittersweet Chocolate Tart Recipe \\

How simple was that? No one will know that your bittersweet chocolate tart took only a few steps to make, and it turns out lovely. My #1 tip (and laugh all you want as I was inexperienced enough to do this) is don’t let plastic wrap come in contact with the tart. It will very quickly demolish your tart like Godzilla to old Japanese cities.

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If you are like me and learned this the hard way, just quickly turn your oven back on to 325, quarter the filling recipe, get that back into motion and pour another thin layer on top. Baking again for about 15 minutes. I know, smooth, aren’t I?

Smooth like the top of a bittersweet chocolate tart 😉

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart Recipe \\


Monday 29th of November 2010

Hi, I tried your recipe for thanksgiving after finding your site on Tastespotting!

It was delicious, but in your recipe it said to bake for 15-20 minutes. I found that my tart was completely uncooked at that point, and took a full 35 minutes to fully set. Just an FYI.


Friday 19th of November 2010

mmm the darkness of that tart is lovely. it looks so rich--bittersweet chocolate and heavy cream, can't go wrong!


Tuesday 16th of November 2010

oh my! add thing to the to-do list. yum!


Thursday 11th of November 2010

OMG!!!! this looks amazingly chocolatey!!!! i can just feel the pounds adhering to my hips!! boy do i love chocolate!


Thursday 11th of November 2010

Seriously, this looks divine and I want to make one.