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Dark Chocolate & Cherry Bourbon Tart

June 23, 2018
1 Ratings
Photo by Irene Matys
  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 35 minutes
  • Serves 8-10
What You'll Need
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened raw cacao + extra for dusting
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold & cut in small cubes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 5 cups sweet cherries, pitted
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 100 grams quality 75% dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  1. Lightly grease a 11’ inch round removable bottom tart pan. Place cherries in a large ziplock bag and toss with bourbon. Place in refrigerator until ready to use. To make tart, add flour and stir in salt and cocoa. Add cold cubed butter and with your fingers, mix and crumble butter until flour looks like very coarse oatmeal. Mix in sugar and eggs. Work the dough for 2-3 minutes until well incorporated smooth and soft. Flour a smooth surface and place the pastry dough. Roll pastry with rolling pin to about 3/16 inch thick. Line tart pan with pastry dough, trim off any extra and use to make a few small tarts if you like. Prick bottom of pastry a few times with fork. Place pan in refrigerator for at least an hour. Preheat oven to 375 F. To make filling, add brown sugar and flour in zip lock back and gently shake to mix well. Pour cherry mixture into pastry tart and spread evenly. Gently mix in chocolate with cherry mixture. Bake at 375 F for 20 mins then reduce heat to 350 F and bake for an additional 15 mins. Remove from oven and let cool. Enjoy with French vanilla ice cream or crème fraiche with lemon zest. SERVINGS 8-10| PREP & COOK TIME approx. 1.5 hours

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Barbara H. April 1, 2019
Delicious and decadent. This recipe was a little unclear and was missing the amount of sugar needed to make the tart crust. I used 2/3 C plus 2 TB and it turned out fine. Also used frozen cherries (thawed and drained) and drained off most of the bourbon liquid when adding the cherries to the tart. Chocolate was a little overpowering...but perhaps using fresh cherries would remedy that.