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Dark Chocolate Tart

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 13 mins
Chill time 4 hrs

Serves: 12


  • CRUST:
  • 30 chocolate wafer cookies
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 406
  • fat 31 g
  • satfat 18 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 30 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 60 mg
  • sodium 124 mg

How to Make It

  1. Make crust: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Break cookies into a food processor. Pulse until finely ground. Add butter, sugar and salt; pulse to combine. Use your fingers to press mixture into a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Set tart pan on a baking sheet. Bake until crust is dry and crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  2. Make filling: Place chocolate, butter and salt in a medium bowl. Warm cream in a small pot over medium-high heat until steaming, about 3 minutes. Pour cream over chocolate mixture, let stand for 2 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Add vanilla, bourbon and zest, if desired; stir until well combined. Pour chocolate mixture into crust. Refrigerate until well chilled and set, about 4 hours. Slice and serve.

Also appeared in: All You, December, 2014;