Sunday, January 11, 2009

Chocolate Pumpkin Tart

I made this desert for a girls-night
that I hosted on Friday.

The richness of the chocolate
paired with the spicy pumpkin
was delicious.

And its a great alternative to your
traditional Pumpkin Pie.

Chocolate Pumpkin Tart
  • 20 chocolate wafer cookies
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse cookies and sugar until finely ground. Add butter; pulse until crumbs are moistened. Using the bottom of a dry measuring cup, press crumbs into bottom (but not sides) of a 9-inch removable-bottom tart pan. Place tart pan on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until set, about 12 minutes.
  2. Pour chocolate onto warm crust; spread with a spatula. Freeze until chocolate is firm, about 5 minutes. Brush sides of tart pan with butter; set aside.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together pumpkin, egg, cream, sugar, maple syrup, pumpkin-pie spice, and salt. Pour filling into prepared crust; bake on a rimmed baking sheet until set, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool 1 hour at room temperature; refrigerate 1 hour (or up to 1 day).
  4. Unmold tart (if sides stick, gently loosen with a knife). With two thin metal spatulas, transfer to a platter.

*Make sure to cool it for at least 1 hour, it is so much better chilled!!
**Thank you Marlene for the Tart pans. They turned out to be a wonderful Christmas gift!

1 comment:

Robert Robillard said...

mmmm - gonna give that a try