Baking Classics: Bittersweet Chocolate Tart

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Bittersweet Chocolate Tart

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart is perfect when a smaller dessert is desired for summer celebrations. The filling uses one recipe of Bittersweet Chocolate Pastry Cream that is then chilled & topped with sweetened whipped cream. For a more traditional pie, look to Double Chocolate Icebox Pie. The decadent cookie crumb crust offers an ultra indulgent taste & pairs beautifully with ribs, potato salad & many of your favorite seasonal dishes. Learn how to make a lovely variation of a summer classic.

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makes 6 servings

1/2 recipe Buttermilk Pate Sucree
1/3 cup plus 3 Tbsp sugar, divided
4 tsp cornstarch
2 egg yolks
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate morsels
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Garnish: Chocolate curls

Place an 8.25-inch tart pan with a removable bottom on a half sheet pan. Lightly grease the tart pan. Set aside. Prepare the Buttermilk Pâte Sucrée as directed. Divide the dough in half. Wrap one portion in plastic wrap & save for another use. Roll the remaining pastry dough to a 1/4-inch thickness into a 10-inch circle between plastic wrap. Remove one piece of the wrap & invert the pastry over the prepared pan. Remove the second piece of wrap & discard. Fit the pastry into the pan, pressing into the fluted edges. Remove any excess dough. Freeze 30 minutes or chill 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place a piece of parchment paper into the crust. Top with pie weights or dried beans. Bake on the middle rack 12 minutes. Remove the pie weights & bake 8 to 10 minutes longer or until lightly golden on the edges & surface. Remove the weights. Whisk together 1/3 cup sugar & the cornstarch in a 2-quart saucepan. Whisk together the egg yolks & the milk. Whisk the milk mixture into the sugar mixture. Cook, whisking constantly, over Medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until thickened & bubbly. Cook 1 additional minute. Turn off the heat & add the chocolate. Stir it around a bit & whisk until smooth. Pour the filling into the prepared tart shell. Smooth the surface & cover with plastic wrap. Chill 4 to 24 hours. Remove the tart from the pan. Transfer to a serving plate. Beat the heavy cream & the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar until medium peaks form. Dollop over the surface of the tart. Garish, if desired.

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How To Make Bittersweet Chocolate Tart

A recipe of Buttermilk Pâte Sucrée will be needed in order to prepare the tart, however only half will be used. Create several tartlets with the remaining dough or freeze it up to one month, then make a different variety.

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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe instructions before beginning. Here’s what you should know.
 
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Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place a piece of parchment paper into the crust. Top with pie weights or dried beans.

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Bake on the middle rack 12 minutes. Remove the pie weights & bake 8 to 10 minutes longer or until lightly golden on the edges & surface. Remove the weights. 

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Whisk together 1/3 cup sugar & the cornstarch in a 2-quart saucepan. Whisk together the egg yolks & the milk. Whisk the milk mixture into the sugar mixture. Cook, whisking constantly, over Medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until thickened & bubbly. Cook 1 additional minute. Turn off the heat & add the chocolate. Stir it around a bit & whisk until smooth. Pour the filling into the prepared tart shell. 

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 Smooth the surface & cover with plastic wrap. Chill 4 to 24 hours. Remove the tart from the pan. Transfer to a serving plate. Beat the heavy cream & the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar until medium peaks form. Dollop over the surface of the tart. Garish, if desired.

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