Chocolate Hazelnut Tart with Caramel and Sea Salt

March 8, 2011
Chocolate Hazelnut Tart with Caramel and Sea Salt

Author Notes: The tart shell comes from Ina Garten's Apple Crostata recipe. It's my go-to shell and I use it for all my tarts and pies! The filling is adapted from Giada De Laurentiis' recipe for her Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart. I added the caramel and sea salt because I love the salty-sweet combination and I think they provide the perfect finishing touch to the bittersweet chocolate and hazelnuts. P.S. It is worth taking the time to make the crust! :)oliveoyl

Serves: 10-12



  • 1/3 cup sugar, scant
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup toasted, peeled, and chopped hazelnuts
  • 2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup, scant
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tart shell, see recipe below or use refrigerated pie dough
  • Favorite caramel sauce, such as sundae topping
  • Coarse sea salt

Tart Shell

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick very cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 2 tablespoons ice water, or more as needed
In This Recipe



  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and the flour. Add the eggs, hazelnuts, chocolate chips, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and salt. Stir well. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. Bake for 1 hour.
  3. Cool the tart for at least 30 minutes, drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with sea salt.

Tart Shell

  1. Place the flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse a few times to combine.
  2. Add the butter and pulse 12 to 15 times, or until the butter is the size of peas. With the motor running, add the 2 tablespoons of ice water all at once through the feed tube. Keep hitting the pulse button to combine, adding more water if needed 1 tablespoon at a time, but stop the machine just before the dough becomes a solid mass.
  3. Turn the dough onto a well-floured board and form into a disk. Wrap with plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Roll out and line tart pan.

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Reviews (5) Questions (0)

5 Reviews

mjlandry March 13, 2011
I didn't post it because the recipe is from Saveur magazine and it is so good I don't want to change anything about it:-) It is online here:
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oliveoyl March 13, 2011
Thank you! That looks AMAZING! I've saved it. :)
mjlandry March 9, 2011
I make a similar tart only with a chocolate crust and carmel filling and topped with Sea Salt. You just can't beat sea salt and carmel. Sounds yummy.
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oliveoyl March 13, 2011
Wow, that sounds heavenly? Did you post the recipe?
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oliveoyl March 13, 2011
"Heavenly!" not "heavenly?" :)