Monday, April 27, 2009

TWD: Chocolate Cream Tart

Mmmmm.... chocolate! You just can't go wrong with chocolate. The selection for this week appealed to the chocolate lover in me and I was very happy with it!



Dorie says that this tarts next of kin is a chocolate cream pie, but this is a fancier version. It starts with a chocolate shortbread crust that isn't too sweet and that I actually really enjoyed. It is then topped with DELICIOUS chocolate pastry cream that was out of this world. I licked every last bit of it out of the bowl. There was no way I was going to waste any of it! The tart finally gets a topping of fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Oh my yum!

I thought this tart was incredibly delicious, although it was also incredibly rich. It didn't stop our dinner group on Sunday from practically finishing it off, though!



Thanks so much to Kim of Scrumptious Photography for choosing this amazing dessert! Check out her blog for the recipe and, as always, check out the blogroll to see what these amazing bakers created!

38 comments:

Kara said...

Looks great. You know, I totally missed the part about chocolate shavings for decoration. Just never even read it. Silly of me - next time I HAVE to remember to read the ENTIRE recipe! :)

The Mortensens said...

Cristine,

This looks so good and your review makes me very excited to make it. (I know, I'm a slacker--I'd better get working!) I was unsure if I wanted to make the crust chocolate, but you've convinced me to do it!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Chocolate tarts, chocolate tarts...are you guys TRYING to get me in the kitchen? LOL

Katy ~ said...

I've been searching for the perfect chocolate cream pie recipe for a long time now. With your glowing remarks, I think I've found it.

Your tart is beautiful and looks YUMMERS!

HoneyB said...

I am positive this would be delicious!! I have to stop TWD for now because the calories are just too much for me...

burpandslurp said...

gosh, that looks oh-so-creamy and dense and delicious! very beautiful pie!

The Grows said...

This was good. You always bring such yummy things to dinner. I love it!!!!

Jessica said...

It looks absolutely delicious! I loved the chocolate coconut version but your pictures have me wanting to try the regular version, too. The pictures of the slices are making my mouth water.

April said...

I am seeing these pop up all over blogland! Yours looks delish!!!

Megan said...

I am ashamed to admit that I scraped every last bit of cream from the bowl as well. It would have been criminal to waste any!

SiHaN said...

rich.. but oh so terribly good! hehe. I'm glad everyone loved it!

chocolatechic said...

Perfect.

PheMom said...

I am glad that you loved this one as much as I did! I'll bet your dinner group was thrilled with you!

Flourchild said...

Yum your chocolate tart looks amazing. I was sad I didn't get a picture of mine. I had chocolate curls on top that I was rather proud of! Im glad you liked this recipe.

Ingrid said...

Looks good, makes me wish I liked chocolate. I'll keep it in my mind of the cihldren's chocolate loving sitter! :)
~ingrid

Jules Someone said...

Yours looks so amazing! I want to dive in.

Spryte said...

This looks like something my husband would absolutely LOVE!

Pamela said...

We loved it here, too. I'm glad I only made half the recipe...too dangerous!!

Emily Rose said...

wasn't this tart just so delicious! Like you, I was very excited to see such a chocolaty selection- I loved the chocolate crust/ chocolate cream combo!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Wow, that looks delicious Christine! I wish I could stick a fork through the screen for a bite!
Very nice!! ~m.

The Food Librarian said...

This looks so fantastic! I hope mine turns out 1/2 as good as yours!! :)

teresa said...

Mmmm, beautiful, this would curb my chocolate craving for sure!

SUGAR B said...

Wow, look at that side view of that tart! It is screaming: PLEASE BETTY, EAT ME!

Priscilla said...

This tart looks so chocolatey and good. I'd love a piece!

TeaLady said...

It was good, wasn't it. Yours looks just perfect.

pinkstripes said...

YUM! I'm glad you liked it.

Michele said...

I'm so glad you liked the tart! It looks lovely!

Kayte said...

Nothing like a dinner group to help with the demolition of a great dessert. Yours looks very beautiful...I am certain they were happy to help out!

Patsyk said...

I'm all about chocolate so this tart is calling to me!

Jaime said...

looks great; glad you enjoyed it. the coconut version really is good too! :)

margot said...

Yours looks wonderful. I don't blame your dinner group for nearly finishing it, this was definitely a smart one to share.

Elyse said...

Cristine, your tart looks amazing! This is my kind of dessert. Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Wish I could've been with your group to help you polish off the tart :) Love your blog, and I can't wait to keep reading more!

n.o.e said...

Yeah, my bowl was pretty cleaned out too! Glad that your tart made such a big hit with the group!
Nancy

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh this looks divine!!! I have wanted to get into TWD but memebership is closed for the moment. Oh well I will just live vicariously through other people's posts:)

Leslie said...

I love that light dusting of chocolate (cocoa?) on the top! Wasn't this amazing? I wish I had some now!

bakingwiththeboys said...

This was definitely a "no-leftovers" dessert.

Tracey said...

Your tart looks perfect! Love the way you decorated it. I'm glad it was well received!

AmyRuth said...

So glad you super group got to enjoy it as well. It looks so delicious. Wish I still had some around.
AmyRuth

PS Congrats on your hubs return!! Happy Birthday to your babies!! Enjoy

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