Monday, September 1, 2008

Dark Side Chocolate Caramel Tart


1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
1/2 cup each chopped pecans, milk chocolate chips & semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs

1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon milk


In a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring the sugar, water, corn syrup and salt to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture turns an amber color, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat; slowly stir in cream (mixture will appear lumpy). Cook and stir over low heat until mixture is completely smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, press pastry onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-inch fluted tart pan with removable bottom; trim edges. Prick the bottom with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Sprinkle pecans and chocolate chips into crust. Whisk eggs, one at a time, into warm caramel mixture. pour over chocolate and pecans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until top is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips with milk; stir until smooth. Cut a small hole in the corner of a plastic bag. Fill with chocolate mixture; pipe a web over tart. Store in the refrigerator.

Serves 12.

This recipe and above photo come from the Taste of Home Halloween Party Favorites magazine displayed until November 17, 2008.


Rob, Jen and three little monkeys said...

I will be making both of the above desserts within the next 2 weeks! Yummy! And more than once this season I might add! Thanks for sharing Dawn!

Dawn said...

Jen, I can't wait to hear what you think of them!!!