Dark Chocolate Pear Tart

Do you like chocolate?
Dark chocolate?
If the answer is yes, get armed with enthusiasm and start making a dark chocolate tart with pears.
Crunchy base with delicious, juicy, chocolate filling and top with tasty, well-ripened pears.
work: 00h:45' time: 02h:45' difficult: 4/5

Ingredients for the base (6 servings)

  • 130 gr/ 4.5 oz butter at room temperature
  • 60 gr/ 2 oz caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 180 gr/ 6.5 oz flour, sifted
  • 40 gr/ 1.5 oz cocoa powder, sifted

Dough

In a food processor, add the butter, sugar and vanilla and allow to mix thoroughly to a soft cream. Add the cocoa powder…
…and flour.
Let them mix until they form a soft ball of dough.
Wrap the ball of dough with transparent film. Refrigerate for an hour.
After an hour take the dough from the refrigerator and roll out a sheet between two sheets of parchment paper. Remove the top sheet and turn the dough into 23 cm/ 9" flan tin.
Spread by hand to fix any breaks and the sides of flan tin.
Pierce the sheet of dough with a fork and put back in the refrigerator for one more hour.
Remove the flan tin from the fridge and spread a parchement paper on top. If you have porcelain balls, put them on top of the paper, Otherwise spread some beans for weight.
Bake at 180°C/ 350°F/ Gas Mark 4 for 10 minutes. Remove the balls and paper and bake for 5 more minutes.
Remove from the oven and let it cool thoroughly.

Ingredients (filling)

  • 100 gr/ 3.5 oz dark chocolate into pieces
  • 250 gr/ 9 oz sour cream
  • 50 gr/ 2 oz caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tbsp liqueur
  • 2 pears

Filling

In nonstick, small pot, heat the chocolate, cream and half the sugar.
Stir well until the ingredients mix well and the chocolate is melted.
Withdraw from the heat, let it cool briefly and add one egg yolk and liqueur.
With this cream fill the base of the tart.
Peel and cut the pears into slices. Place them in a circle over the filling.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with a sieve the remaining sugar.
Bake again for 20'-25' minutes more.
The process to make this chocolate tart is a bit time consuming but eating the first bite makes you forget the trouble and simply enjoy.

6 comments:

  1. That's a chocolate lover's dream, looks divine!

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  2. Mi respuesta es si, me encanta el chocolate.

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  3. πολύ όμορφη και γευστική ιδέα νασαι καλά

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  4. This looks sooo deliciuos! Can i have a piece? LOL. Hugs!

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  5. Delectable and flavorful trat!!! Nice clicks!!!

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  6. Woww.. this cake looks so very gorgeous and jum,that ´s a classic presentation,hugs.

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