Kim at Scrumptious Photography (and seriously is it ever!) chose the Chocolate Cream Tart for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie pick! Thanks Kim!
Me and chocolate cream pies go way back. You could say that this of all pies is my BFF, my very favorite of all time. You see, my whole life, my family has always preferred pies like apple, peach, cherry, etc. Baked fruit. If you know me at all, then you know that me and baked fruit really aren't much of BFF's. I have learned to like some baked fruits, like peaches, but other than that, not so much.
Every holiday season though, my mom, wonderful woman that she is, was kind enough to let me choose my own special pie. It was almost always chocolate cream which I more often than not got almost all to myself! Not bad. Not bad at all.
This Chocolate Cream Tart takes it up a couple notches and is just ridiculously good. I have now made this chocolate shortbread crust 4 or 5 times and absolutely love it (even just as cookies!). The chocolate cream itself was easy and relatively quick to put together and was silky and amazing. All the components together were perfect and the very best chocolate cream tart, pie or whatever that I've ever had.
Since this was always my favorite in the holiday season (or really any time) this is also my entry for this month's You Want Pies With That event for Family Favorites.