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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TWD: Chocolate Truffle Tartlets



These tartlets were fun to make! These ended up being a lot easier than I thought they would be, especially using my food processor to make the crust. Basically you make a pie crust with cocoa added and then fill it with a chocolate, butter, sugar, and egg mixture. The filling is pretty similar to chocolate chess pie, but with some different mix-ins: biscotti, white chocolate and milk chocolate. The texture was fun, but unfortunately I slightly overbaked my crust on the pre-baking so the crust wasn't the best, but at least the filling turned out pretty good. I think in the future I'd bake the filling less too so that it would be a little gooier. I think I prefer the chess pie, but I'd have to give these another try to know for sure.

Sadly the sun had set by the time I finished, so you get to see some weird coloring


The tarts were especially good with some black raspberry dark chocolate ice cream!


You can find the recipe here, here, here, or here on our lovely host blogs!

37 comments:

  1. oh I'm loving the raspberry ice cream on top! These were really delicious and I plan to make them again soon.

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    1. Thanks! I'll probably make them again, but not too soon because I still have to finish this round off!

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  2. Oh, serving them with ice cream would have been SUCH a good idea! It would have helped balance out the richness of the filling!

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    1. The ice cream was nice for that, I hope you try it next time!

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  3. Wow - chocolate ice cream on top of a chocolate tart! I do agree that the ice cream helped to cut into the richness of the tart.

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    1. Yeah there was a lot of chocolate going on :)

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  4. Oooh Raspberry ice cream on top! What a great idea! I was thinking about using orange extract in the tart filling - but raspberry + matching ice cream is an even better idea. :)

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    1. I love the orange extract idea too!

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  5. Your tarts look great! I love the idea of serving it with ice cream!

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    1. Thank you, the ice cream really complimented them well :)

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  6. Raspberry ice cream? That's genius! I'm definitely going to try that out with my leftover tarts, thanks :)

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  7. I agree with Jen! Genius move with the ice cream flavor!!!

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  8. I can’t believe you used chocolate icecream on top, what a great and explosive idea, you must be a true chocaholic. Beautiful pictures by the way!

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  9. Was just thinking this morning that a scoop of ice cream might be lovely on top! Great job!

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  10. Very nicely done, Sara! I agree these were so easy to make considering how elegant the result is! But they're super rich - we ended up splitting one. I've never had dark chocolate raspberry ice cream, but it sounds heavenly!

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    1. Yeah we split one too. I think that's all I could handle in one sitting!

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  11. It's always a race to take pictures before the sun sets. Your tart looks great!

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    1. Unfortunately it's one I don't seem to win very often!

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  12. Yours is the second reference I've seen to chocolate chess pie -- a perfect comparison. Love the addition of ice cream!

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    1. It really is quite similar, isn't it?

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  13. The addition of ice cream really helps with the richness of the tart.

    ~Carmen
    http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com

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  14. Brilliant and gorgeous tart! Black raspberry ice cream *with* this would be absolutely perfect.

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    1. Thanks! I thought it was pretty good :)

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  15. Looks so good, I bet it was awesome with ice cream!

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  16. Beautiful tartlets! Great idea to add raspberry dark chocolate ice cream, too.

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  17. Your targets are beautiful! The ice cream sounds great all by itself. I love raspberries in everything. We had friends over for dinner last night. I made a lemon pound cake and served it with vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce. Our guest said that he didn't like raspberries. He grew up eating blackberries and he thought raspberries tasted like unripe blackberries!

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    1. Sorry. Targets should be tartlets. Darn spellcheck.

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    2. Funny spellcheck! That's too bad your guest doesn't like raspberries. They're probably my favorite berry!

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  18. I'm not a big fruit and chocolate fan so your fruit ICE CREAM idea is genius!

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