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Salted Chocolate Tartlets

A friend of mine recently requested a chocolate pie and having never made one I was instantly excited to do so. When I started to develop the recipe I thought it would be more interesting to make single serve tartlets and top it off with some coarse sea salt rather than the traditional whipped cream.

You will need:

Pie crust (see my recipe here) or you can purchase pre-made tartlet shells

1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (finely chopped), or chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sea salt

For the crust:

  1. Roll out the crust and using a round cutter, cut out circles that are 1 inch wider in diameter.

chocolate tart cutting pie crust

  1. Place the pastry in aluminum tartlets pan and bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 375 degrees fahrenheit. Use pie weights or dried beans to prevent the pastry from puffing up.

chocolate tart pie crust baked

For Filling:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa, corn starch, and salt

chocolate tart ingredients

  1. Add 1/2 cup of the milk to make a paste

chocolate tart adding milk paste

chocolate tart paste

  1. Add the remainder of the milk and bring to a light boil over medium heat. Once the milk is warmed enough add the chopped chocolate

chocolate tart chopped chocolate

  1. Once the chocolate is melted remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract.

  2. Ladle the pudding mixture into the prepared tartlet shells and let cool in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 hrs before serving. Sprinkle sea salt right before serving.

chocolate tart finished

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