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Bittersweet Chocolate Tartlets

Bittersweet Chocolate TartletsMiniature tarts made from crumbly and buttery crust with rich bittersweet chocolate filling and topped with with your favorite treats such as caramelized nuts, cocoa powder, dried fruits or candy sprinkles. Here’s an easy dessert recipe for Bittersweet Chocolate Tartlets.

Ingredients:
Crust
1/4 cup sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

Filling
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup cream
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (between 50% to 60%), chopped
1 large egg

Procedures:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, salt, and flour. Mix until just blended. The dough will be very soft and moist.

Gently press the dough into individual tartlet pans with removable bottoms, as thinly as possible. Place pans in a baking sheet and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until the crusts are golden brown
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While the tartlet shells are baking, heat the cream and sugar in a small saucepan to boiling. Pour over the chopped chocolate and whisk together until combined.

Whisk the egg into the chocolate mixture right before the shells are finished baking.
Remove shells from the oven and turn off the oven. Pour the filling into the shells. Return the tartlets to the oven and leave them there for about 5 to 10 minutes, or when the filling is just beginning to set about the edges.

Cool the tartlets on a wire rack. Once cooled, tartlets should be fairly easy to unmold. Sprinkle tartlets with toppings of your choice such as caramelized nuts, cocoa powder, dried fruits or candy sprinkles before serving.

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