Chocolate Walnut Tart

Chocolate Walnut Tart Recipe
Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Deborah Williams
A riff on the classic pecan pie, this dessert is rich, chocolaty, and a little fancier with its freestanding fluted sides. Of course, you can use a 9-inch pie plate if you don't have a tart pan with a removable bottom.

Yield:

12 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 292
Fat 18.3 g
Satfat 5.9 g
Monofat 5.1 g
Polyfat 6.2 g
Protein 4.2 g
Carbohydrate 32.3 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 165 mg
Calcium 24 mg

Ingredients

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter (at room temperature)
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup walnut halves
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough (such as Pillsbury)
Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Arrange 1 rack in lower third of oven. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine brown sugar, flour, and salt in a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in corn syrup, and bring mixture to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add butter and chocolate; stir with a whisk until smooth. Cool to room temperature; stir in walnuts, vanilla, and eggs.

3. Fit pie dough into a 9-inch round removable-bottom tart pan coated with cooking spray, pressing dough into the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

4. Spoon walnut mixture into prepared crust. Bake on bottom oven rack at 350° for 33 minutes or until set. Cool for 20 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove sides of tart pan; slide tart onto a serving platter. Cut into wedges.

Note:

Julianna Grimes,

November 2010
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