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Decadent French Chocolate Tart

Rich dark chocolate tart on a shortbread crust, perfect French decadent dessert that can be served with berries or with a strong expresso.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chocolate, dark chocolate, decadent, french, heavy cream, rich


Shortbread Crust

  • 1 stick butter, soften or 125g
  • 1 and 1/3 cup flour or 200g
  • 1/2 cup sugar or 100g
  • 1 egg medium size


  • 1 cup dark chocolate, packed or 200g
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • A little less than 1/2 cup butter or 100g

The chocolate layer

  • 1 tbsp chocolate, melted


Short pastry

  • In a bowl, sift the flour and add the butter cut in cubes. 
  • With your hands, mix until crumbly 
  • Add the butter and mix
  • Add the egg and mix the dough until it hold together
  • Refrigerate for 20-30 min.
  • Preheat the oven at 325C.
  • Roll the dough down, not too thin and put it in a 9 inch pie mold.
  • Bake the crust blind (I use some parchemin paper placed on top of the crust and some dry beans for the weigh) for 20 min or until golden. 
  • Once cooked, set aside. 
  • With the melted chocolate and a pastry brush, spread the chocolate evenly on the pie crust. Allow to dry. 


  • Bring the cream to a boil.
  • Add the chocolate and the butter. Stir until melted.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Spread the ganache on the pie crust.
  • Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.