I think a rule of thumb when it comes to being a great hostess is always having something delicious on hand for unexpected visitors. Whether you have some good cheese and crackers, assorted olives, or even something sweet, you will be sure to impress your guests! I recently got the gorgeous Sweet Paris cookbook and came across this chocolate tart. The description reads, “I frequently make this sumptuous chocolate tart as my ‘wow’ factor dinner-party dessert. It’s relatively easy and nearly always elicits the desired amount of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from my guests.” This description had me sold. Let’s face it, we all love a little positive feedback, especially when the recipe is easy! This tart is undoubtedly beautiful, yet somehow tastes even better. The easy process was fun and I think it is something gorgeous to have on hand! I can imagine putting it on my counter on a fun cake platter, serving it to my friends, a little decadence is so fun and goes a long way! This will quickly be a new regular in my rotation of desserts!
You will need:
7 oz bittersweet chocolate
1 cup of heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 oz butter
For the Crust:
Recipe found here, instead of 1 tablespoon of sugar use 3! You can also use a Pillsbury pre-made crust found in the butter section!
Fill the bottom of the crust with parchment paper and add pie weights or uncooked beans. Cook with this for 1o minutes. After 10 minutes remove the beans and parchment paper and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Finally top with some berries and chocolate curls, you will soon be experiencing heaven!