Chocolate Cherry Tart

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Chocolate Cherry Tart
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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dried sweet cherries
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped


  1. In a saucepan over med heat stir together the water and sugar until it comes to a boil. Add the cherries and remove from heat. Let it cool 1 minutes.
  2. In a hand mixer beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl sift together the flour, cocoa and salt.
  4. Beat the flour into the butter mixture until soft dough forms.
  5. Using your own moistened finger press the dough into the bottom and sides a 11 inch tart pan.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator 1 hour.1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  7. Drain the cherries, reserving the fruit. Sprinkle the cherries in the bottom of the tart pan.
  8. In a bowl combine the eggs, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, salt, sugar and 1/4 cup of the reserved cherry juice. Beat together well.
  9. Stir in the chocolate and pour the filling into the crust.
  10. Bake for 1 hour or until centre is set and let cool.
Recipe Type: Dessert


Let’s start by making the crust.

In a bowl beat together the butter and sugar.

Add the egg and vanilla.

Beat together until smooth.

In another bowl mix together the flour, cocoa and salt.

Add the flour mixture to your egg mixture.

Mix until a soft dough forms.

Using moistened fingers press the dough into the bottom and sides of a tart pan.  Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.

While the dough is cooling in the fridge let’s prepare the fruit.  In a saucepan over medium heat stir together the water and sugar until boiling.

Stir in the cherries and remove the pan from the heat. Let them cool.

To make the filling combine the eggs,corn syrup, melted butter, vanilla, salt and sugar in a bowl.

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and remove the crust from the fridge.  Drain the cherries and sprinkle them on the bottom of the crust.

Pour the filling over the cherries.

Bake in the over for one hour or until centre is set.

Let cool before slicing.


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