TwD Baking with Julia: Chocolate Truffle Tart

February 21, 2012

The second recipe in February for the Tuesdays with Dorie group is Chocolate Truffle Tartlets. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, although I spent V-Day in a different city and had dinner with a group of colleagues. Not ideal, but we were all in the same boat, and we made a game of watching couple after couple ride past the restaurant in a horse-drawn carriage. So I had a pre-V-Day dinner with my husband and then we had this lovely tart when I was back in town.

It looks a little bit like rocky road, but what’s really going on in that tart is milk chocolate, white chocolate, and chopped cookies mixed into a smooth-as-all-getout chocolate filling, all resting in a chocolate crust. If you have a chocolate craving, this is going to satisfy it!


  • The recipe makes six individual tartlets. Instead, I cut the recipe in half and made a 6″ tart, plus I had enough leftover crust and filling to fill a 3″ ramekin.
  • I used 60% chocolate in the filling and stirred in milk and white chocolate chips.
  • I think just about any kind of cookie or biscotti would work. Here’s what I used (they are crunchy; not sponge-cakey like some lady fingers):

True to its name, this is like a smooth chocolate truffle in a crust. A little goes a long, delicious way. This is something I would make again, especially for a a chocolate lover. My husband preferred the deeper ramekin serving, because it had “more guts.” Since there’s so much chocolate in the filling, we both agreed that the chocolate flavor in the crust was lost. Although the crust was good, I would be comfortable making this with any type of tart crust, even if it didn’t have chocolate in it.

You can find this recipe on page 382 of Baking with Julia. This recipe is hosted by: Spike, Steph, Jamie, and Jessica.

Note: I’ve been having trouble commenting on some blogs. If there’s a Name/URL option, then I’m fine, but if I have to sign in with my WordPress ID, I often can’t submit a comment.


  1. This tart looks lovely. Too bad you had to spend Valentine’s Day away from home, but it sounds like you made up for it before and after!

  2. That tart looks so tasty!! Very nice. I made a single mini, and that was good for me. No one else wanted to enjoy it with me, which I dealt with just fine. 😉

  3. I agree on the crust… while the chocolate crust was a fun experience, I think I’d like to try this recipe with a plain tart crust, or maybe something with a slightly different flavor (almond, maybe?) that doesn’t just blend in with the chocolate filling.

  4. Yummy!

  5. Your tart looks great. I liked all the little add-ins in the filling.

  6. I appreciate your note, because I often have the same issue give I self host my wordpess blog!

    Anyway, I think I liked the crust a bit more than the filling. Although good, I’d lighten it up in the future.

  7. I agree with you about the crust- the filling really was the star. Soo much chocolate!

  8. Looks really yummy! I also have comment issues on some blogs if they don’t have the Name & URL..

  9. Wow, what a decadent treat, definitely a good way to celebrate V-Day with your husband! I think it might be almost *too* rich for me, but my husband would love it.

  10. I liked the “guts” the best too. I was trying to figure out what this looked like the whole time and now I know – it was rocky road!

  11. These were good, weren’t they. I only made one little mini. But it was so rich that was all we needed.

    Thanks so much for coming by for a visit.

  12. Your tart turned out perfectly and I’m glad that you liked it.

  13. Your comment about how it looked like rocky road made me think that these would be really epic with marshmallows and graham crackers folded in. Yours looked delish–great job!

  14. Your tart looks great Jill. Hope you and uour hubby had a great pre-V Day together.

  15. Travelling can be awfully inconvenient at times, can’t it?
    Now, I am thinking about rocky road ice cream….

  16. Mmm, looks good! I think this would probably be good without crust and just with the filling baked in ramekins.

  17. I think my husband prefferd more filling and less chunks, and so would I in the cooled version, so I think next time we will take that into consideration as well as changing the bits in the filling 🙂

  18. this would really tempt me.

  19. I skipped this because I couldn’t get my head around how it would be texturally. Seeing how well yours turned out is making me regret skipping it!

  20. Your tart came out nice…

    ~ Carmen

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