Triple Chocolate Tart {Awards Season}

My mom, sisters and I absolutely LOVE watching the red carpet and the awards shows of Hollywood.

When I was living at home, we’d stop everything we were doing and comment on how all the stars looked and raved for the award recipients!

Since I don’t live with my parents and sisters anymore, it’s about time to have an awards party!

The Golden Globes are on Sunday and if you throw a party, the party wouldn’t be complete without this Awards Season Tart! :-)

Do you ever watch the awards shows and red carpets?

Have you ever hosted an awards show party?

Triple Chocolate Tart

adapted from Dulce Delight

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 cup ground low fat honey graham crackers (8 sheets)
  • 3/4 cup whole hazelnuts ground
  • 1/4 cup Hershey’s Special dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Filling:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Ghirardelli 60% cacao chocolate
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract

Glaze:

  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Ghirardelli 60% cacao chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon warm water

Caramel Decorations:

  • 1 cup sugar

How-To

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all the crust ingredients.
  3. Push into the tart pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. While the crust is cooling, prepare the filling.
  6. Place the chocolate in a bowl.
  7. Bring the heavy cream and milk to a boil.
  8. Pour the boiling cream mixture over the chocolate. Let sit for 5 minutes. Stir.
  9. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  10. Pour into the crust and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until set. Depending on how deep your tart pan is, you may not be able to fit all of the filling in. Just fill it until just before the crust stops.
  11. Allow the tart to cool for an hour.
  12. Place the chocolate for the glaze in a bowl.
  13. Bring the heavy cream to a bowl, then pour over the chocolate. Let sit for 5 minutes. Stir.
  14. Stir in the honey and warm water.
  15. Pour onto the tart.
  16. Tilt and rotate the tart to allow the glaze to cover the top. Don’t use a spoon or knife to spread.
  17. Once the tart is complete, now it’s time to make the caramel decorations.
  18. Bring 1/2 cup of the sugar to a boil.
  19. Stirring occasionally until it is all melted.
  20. Let it cool for about 5-10 minutes (depending on the humidity), until it is the consistency of taffy and is hard to stir.
  21. Wrap around a greased knife sharpener handle or greased wood spoon handle (or I used a plastic paint brush handle). If the sugar gets too hard, just re-heat it a little bit. For more help on the technique is this video.

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20 comments

  1. Triple chocolate?! I need this tart right now! It looks absolutely amazing and I’m so impressed with your sugar decorations, this is certainly impressive enough to grace any party table!

  2. No way! When I saw the first picture I thought that you must have bought those swirly things and I rushed down to the ingredient list and saw that you indeed made them. How neat! That’s such an impressive tart.

    I’d love to watch The Oscars but they don’t even start until 2am here, so no. No partying over here. Oh well. I wouldn’t care though if I had that tart. I’d party by myself. :)

  3. This is gorgeous!! Definitely a winner in itself, and one of those showstopper desserts people “oooooh” about. ;)

    When I was in college, my boyfriend and I would throw a party for the Oscars at his apartment, and all of the attendees dressed up as a character (or at least in the style of) one of the movies nominated for Best Picture. It was so much fun! We had “Oscar brackets” too, a la March Madness.

  4. omgosh. That would be a fiance pleaser. And a Jessica pleaser (in smaller doses). And, since I got tart pans for xmas, perhaps it will be my first tart! Those curly sugar straws look super intimidating though. eep! Good job!

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