Soft, chewy filling and a delicious, crunchy crust – this chocolate brownie tart with brown butter crust is bursting with chocolate flavour and will make a great addition to your holiday table.
This chocolate brownie tart is the child of two amazing recipes. The filling, I adapted from Lee Ann Flemming’s take on Minny’s Chocolate Pie (yes, the one from the movie with the secret ingredient!) but instead of a ready-made crust, I used David Lebovitz’s take on Paule Caillat’s French tart dough.
I’ve been experimenting with that dough for a while, mostly on lemony things, but haven’t had much success. I took a break, switched to chocolate, and I’m incredibly happy with the result!
The tart is chocolatey, soft and chewy. It’s not your typical ganache or fudge tart filling; it’s closer to a brownie.
The crust, on the other hand, is butter browned in the oven, moulded onto the pan and baked to crispy perfection. Together, they come together as this amazing chocolate brownie tart that’s sure to please the chocolate lovers in your life this holiday season.
Minny’s chocolate pie
In the movie, the whole town loved Minny’s chocolate pie. We all know how it turned out in the end lol! But ever since I saw the movie (and subsequently read the book), I’ve always wondered about that pie (minus the you-know-what of course).
There are many recipes out there but they all seem to originate from Lee Ann Flemming’s version, which I used here. The only change I did was add espresso to make it even more chocolatey. And, well, I made a tart instead of a pie. Using a different dough.
David Lebovitz’s French tart dough
For that I turned to (THE) David Lebovitz. I have been working on his lemon tart recipe for what seems like ages but I just could not get it right. I’m not giving up on that but in the meantime, I used the tart dough recipe here.
The dough is essentially butter that you brown in the oven. The fact that you do it in the oven really appealed to me because I haven’t been successful in browning butter on the stove either. But enough of my kitchen fiascos. The crust is glorious.
It’s easier to manage than most tart and pie crusts and it tastes amazing. I had to double the ingredients to make enough for this 9-inch tart.
Chocolate brownie tart with brown butter crust
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Together, they make this amazing chocolate brownie tart with browned butter crust that the whole town will absolutely talk about!
It’s rich, decadent, perfect for the holidays. Top it with a dollop of homemade whipped cream, dust with cocoa powder and you have a dessert fit for any celebration.
Did you make chocolate brownie tart with brown butter crust? What’s your favourite kind of tart? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.
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