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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

TWD: Chocolate Cream Tart

The oh so fabulous and talented 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.











35 comments:

Mermaid Sweets said...

Wow, I LOVE the square shape. It looks terrific. I have yet to make mine, but I am last minute lorelei.

Cristine said...

Wasn't it amazing? Yours looks fabulous... it's making me drool! :)

Marthe said...

I love how easily this recipe is put together!

Snooky doodle said...

oh I wouldn t mind eating half that dish :) looks really yummy .

chocolatechic said...

OH...you have a cool square tart pan.

I am green! Just green!

I wanted to fancy my tart up, but I went with fun instead.

The chips appreciate it.

Amanda said...

I must live a sheltered life as I have never seen a squared tart pan, looks fabulous! I absolutely was in love with this tart too! So creamy and delish. Even better after a day in the fridge MMMMMMMMM

SiHaN said...

square shape.. brilliant. and the lovely piping of cream on top of that.. impeccable. I want a slice of that action too!

Kim said...

Wow. That looks so good. Love the shape and the whipped cream. I want more of this treat.

Kayte said...

Elegant and picture perfect!
Kayte
www.grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com

Leslie said...

Ridiculously good is the perfect way to describe this tart. I thought about getting out the piping bag and seeing yours, I wish I had because it looks spectacular!

Jess said...

Your tart is stunning. Thanks for reminding me why I bought a rectangular tart pan (not square, but close enough)!

Maria said...

Love your tart!

Jaime said...

i love how you decorated it! so cute

Elra said...

Wow, this look truly beautiful and delicious too.

Katrina said...

Love your cream pie story and your square tart looks awesome and delicious, As much as so many people loved this and I just thought it was okay, I need to give it another try.
How are you doing the tiramisu for next week--no coffee/alcohol? Just wondering how us LDS folks are going to do it? I have a few ideas, but have never made one before.
Your cheesecake for DB looks awesome also.

Kara said...

Ok, that's 3 square tarts and I'm now convinced that I need a square tart pan. Your tart looks wonderful.

What's for Supper? said...

I love your square. You also did a great job putting it together. It looks as if it came from a bakery!

Kasha said...

This blog is so great! I am so happy to of discovered this tasty blog. I pretty much don't know where to start as far as which recipe to try. I shall add you to my blog list and keep in touch. Feel free to stop by my blog!
Kasha
http://grubandstuff.blogspot.com/

kamailesfood said...

Your tart looks so rich and decadent. I love that you made it square.

Tracey said...

What a neat tart pan! I love to see all of the different pans everyone else has week after week :) Your tart looks delicious!

Clivia said...

"Ridiculously good" Well said! This was certainly my family's favourite.

Carol Peterman said...

Chocolate cream is my husband's favorite pie too, and his mom always made them for him. This was unbelievably good. Yours is beautiful!

Piggy said...

Gorgeous looking tart! Love the little whipped cream rosettes on top of the tart too!

Mindy said...

WOW!!!! Seriously beautiful!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

your bff is all dressed up in a pretty square shape! looks great!

Manggy said...

A chocolate cream pie all to yourself?! Now I know the origins of the chocolate-love... (Oh who am I kidding, who couldn't love chocolate?!) Well done on the pie-- it looks fantastic! :)

The Duo Dishes said...

Your rectangular shape is so different from the others. It looks great!

TeaLady said...

LOVE the square/rectangular pan. If I had made the whole recipe I would have used mine, but so much baking, so little room in the fridge. That is beautiful.

Di said...

That looks terrific, Holly. I love the square tart pan. And I like the way you piped the cream on top and added the chocolate shavings. Mmm.

LyB said...

Your pie looks so chic and gorgeous, right out of the pages of a fashion magazine! :) I think I'll need to make it very soon!

Jacque said...

OOooh, you really kicked this winner up a notch with the square shape and the chocolate shavings on top. Very cool!!

suz said...

Simply gorgeous and elegant! And isn't it always great when you get to combine posts :)

Sara said...

Mmmm, looks amazing! I love the square shape...so cool! Looks really delicious. :)

Jen H said...

Yet another delicious looking creation! Awesome job!

Kate said...

The more chocolate the better! I love the presentation. It looks fabulous!

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