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.


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.