This sinful confection is one of my favorite desserts that I have ever made. It's rich, bold, and satisfying but doesn't leave you feeling bogged down by an overload of sugar. It comes together easily, doesn't require any special skills, and would be an impressive addition to your holiday gatherings this year.
This tart... oh my goodness. It's a chocolate lover's dream come true. With three varieties of chocolate in a multitude of textures and only ¼ cup of sugar in the entire tart, you get a wonderful combination of rich chocolate flavors without it being overly sweet.
The chocolate shortbread crust is buttery perfection - the perfect balance between a crumbly cookie crust and a sturdier classic dough. It has just enough salt to enhance the flavor of the cocoa, but not so much that it's overpowering. The best part is that you don't have to pre-bake, so you can add your filling to the raw crust and bake everything at once.
The tart is topped with creamy bittersweet ganache and garnished with coarse sea salt. I want to marry whoever decided to pair sea salt with chocolate, particularly bitter or dark chocolate. The salt suppresses the bitterness on the tongue and creates a flavor combination in your mouth that is nothing short of magical.
Enjoy. We sure did!Print