Ingredients

How to make it

  • Adapted from Alice Medrich's BIttersweet
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, salt, and flour. Mix until just blended. The dough will be very soft and moist.
  • Gently press the dough into tartlet pans. Medrich calls for (8) 4-in wide by 3/4-in deep fluted tarlet pans. I used a mini muffin tin with (24) 2-in wide by 3/4-in deep cups. Press in the dough as thinly as possible.
  • Place pans in the oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until the crusts are golden brown (they should be fully baked).
  • While the tartlet shells are baking, heat the cream and sugar in a small saucepan to boiling. Pour over the chopped chocolate and whisk together until combined.
  • Whisk the egg into the chocolate mixture right before the shells are finished baking.
  • Remove shells from the oven and turn off the oven. Pour the filling into the shells. Return the tartlets to the oven and leave them there for about 5 to 10 minutes, or when the filling is just beginning to set about the edges.
  • Place tartlets on a wire rack to cool. If you used individual tartlet pans with removable bottoms the tartlets should be fairly easy to unmold. If you used a muffin tin like me you may have a more difficult time unmolding them, especially if the shells are very thin. If the filling has completely set, you can try placing a sheet pan across the top of tin and flipping it over to unmold them.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle toppings of your choice on the tartlets, such as: cocoa nibs, chopped nuts, dried cherries, anise seed, chili powder.

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    " It was excellent "
    lindaburt021 ate it and said...
    Yummy! I love it! Thanks For the Great Tips…..Very informative Post of yours…I seriously get some useful and extra knowledge for this…!!!Well done..!!
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  • karentrev 2 years ago
    if i knew what tartlets was it might be nice..........trololol
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  • smartcookiecrumbs 2 years ago
    These look amazing!

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    http://smartcookiecrumbs.blogspot.com
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    " It was good "
    rarariver ate it and said...
    They tasted great, but the dough was difficult to work with. I will chill it next time and see if that is better. Thanks for the recipe! Yum!
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    rarariver ate it and said...
    I'm actually making these right now. I'm having a lot of trouble with pressing the crust into the mini muffin tin - it's so buttery that the edges just slide right into the bottom, so my tartlets won't have any sides. I'll just chill them and they'll still be super good, though. I've tried the crust and the filling already - they are divine separately, so they must be even better together. Next time, I think I'll chill the dough first...
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  • vedikakothari 3 years ago
    is there a substitute for eggs??
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    " It was excellent "
    daniellapersad ate it and said...
    super
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  • Rubymania 3 years ago
    i think it has lots of chocolate
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  • ninas 4 years ago
    Thanks so much for the recipe! I hope you don't mind me putting this on my blog, but I think that readers who stumble across it will really appreciate it! Thanks so much!

    Nina
    http://connoisseursanddreamers.blogspot.com/
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    What a great recipe! Thank you for sharing it with all of us here!
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  • mohrade 4 years ago
    hhmm this sounds good and looks good, i love chocolate!!
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  • veggiangi 4 years ago
    :o
    these look amazing!!
    would this also work in a larger pan..something like a normal pie size?
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  • blackcupcake 5 years ago
    yummy
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    " It was excellent "
    jonniespecials ate it and said...
    sounds great!
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    " It was good "
    sagami ate it and said...
    wowow... I should try this!
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  • bunbun 5 years ago
    mmmmm chocolate...
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  • cloe 5 years ago
    looks nice
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  • gohms12777 5 years ago
    Oh my goodness. those look divine!
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    " It was excellent "
    shepherdrescue ate it and said...
    YUM!!! A high five from me!
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  • btrflycookie 5 years ago
    can't wait to try this recipe.
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