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Classic Dark Chocolate Tart

Classic Dark Chocolate Tart
Talula's Table

Classic Dark Chocolate Tart

Here's a recipe for a classic chocolate tart, which makes frequent appearances on the menu at both Talula’s Table and Talula’s Garden, Aimee Olexy’s restaurants in Kennett Square, Pa., and Philadelphia, respectively. A lightly sweet pâte sucrée dough forms the base for a silky, creamy, just-sweet-enough chocolate filling that’s the dessert equivalent of a little black dress. For extra flair, sprinkle coarse sea salt over the top of the tart after it’s baked, or serve with whipped cream and berries.

8
Servings
653
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

For the sucre dough

  • 2/3 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 Pound unsalted butter
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling the dough

For the filling

  • 3/4 Cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Pound dark chocolate, such as Valrhona or Callebaut
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

For the sucre dough

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together the sugar, butter, and salt using an electric mixer. Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract. Add the flour and mix until combined. Form into a disk and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Lightly flour a work surface and rolling pin and roll the dough out to about 1/3-inch thickness. Form into a 10-inch tart mold with a removable bottom and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Prick with a fork and bake until light golden, about 30 minutes. Keep the oven on and reduce to 300 degrees.

For the filling

Heat the cream and milk in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Place the chocolate in a bowl and pour the mixture over the chocolate. Stir to combine. Let cool, about 10-15 minutes. Stir in the egg and salt. Pour into the prepared tart crust and bake until almost set (it should jiggle like Jell-O), about 15-20 minutes.

Serve the tart at room temperature or slightly warm with your favorite accompaniments.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving653
Total Fat42g65%
Sugar34gN/A
Saturated26g100%
Cholesterol150mg50%
Protein8g15%
Carbs66g22%
Vitamin A314µg35%
Vitamin B120.3µg4.5%
Vitamin C0.1mg0.2%
Vitamin D1µgN/A
Vitamin E1mg6%
Vitamin K4µg6%
Calcium61mg6%
Fiber3g11%
Folate (food)25µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)127µg32%
Folic acid60µgN/A
Iron3mg16%
Magnesium46mg11%
Monounsaturated12gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg12%
Phosphorus137mg20%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium202mg6%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg19.1%
Sodium371mg15%
Sugars, added32gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg22.9%
Trans0.9gN/A
Zinc1mg7%