Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chocolate Cream Tart

Chocolate cream pie is one of my favorite desserts. It was the first recipe that I called home for after I got married. I still use my grandmothers recipe with very little change. This week for Tuesdays with Dorie we kick it up a notch. Chocolate cream tart is very much like that old fashioned pie. It calls for a chocolate shortbread crust, chocolate pastry cream, and sweetened whipped cream. The biggest differences in the two are the chocolate crust and and a meringue topping plus the tart takes a little longer to prepare.

After making this tart I still am not sure what I think about it. Did I like the taste? Yes and no. The chocolate pastry cream and the whipped cream are very tasty together. I didn't really care for the chocolate crust. I would also liked to have more whipped cream. Does this take chocolate cream to the next level? Yes definitely. This makes a great looking dessert. Is it worth the extra time to prepare? I'm not really sure. If I make this tart again I would use a regular tart crust and maybe a semisweet chocolate instead of the bittersweet. This weeks recipe was chosen by
Kim of Scrumptious Photography. Please stop by and check out the recipe.


5 comments:

Amanda said...

Definitely let it sit in the fridge overnight before making up your mind how you feel about it :)

We LOVED this cream tart, so awesome. In my top 3 faves!

Tracey said...

I thought it could have used more whipped cream too! Your tart looks perfect!

Kayte said...

Well, it certainly looks elegant and lovely! I really like how the cocoa is sprinkled on the top...I tried to do shavings and well I am just not good at shavings...next time, the cocoa powder!

TeaLady said...

But it looks delicious. We liked it and I put them together as we needed them. That means they were all separate in the fridge for a while.

TeaLady said...

And are those bridal wreath in the background. Yours are blooming already. Lucky you. Great pic.