Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

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For the crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2-3 tablespoons ice water

For the filling:

  • 1 cup hazelnuts, toasted and skins removed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Prepare the crust:

    • In a food processor, pulse together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt until combined.
    • Add the cold cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Add the egg yolk and 2 tablespoons of ice water, then pulse until the dough comes together. If the dough seems too dry, add another tablespoon of ice water.
    • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a disk. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven:

    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. Roll out the crust:

    • Once the dough has chilled, roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.
    • Carefully transfer the dough to a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Trim any excess dough.
  4. Blind bake the crust:

    • Line the crust with parchment paper and fill it with pie weights or dried beans.
    • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
    • Remove the parchment paper and weights, then return the crust to the oven and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until set and dry. Let cool slightly.
  5. Prepare the filling:

    • In a blender or food processor, pulse the hazelnuts until finely ground.
    • In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream and milk until just simmering.
    • Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl and pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate. Let sit for 1-2 minutes, then whisk until smooth.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.
    • Gradually whisk the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until smooth. Stir in the ground hazelnuts.
  6. Bake the tart:

    • Pour the filling into the prepared tart crust.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the filling is set around the edges but slightly jiggly in the center.
    • Remove from the oven and let cool completely before slicing and serving.
  7. Serve:

    • Once cooled, you can dust the tart with cocoa powder or powdered sugar for decoration.
    • Serve slices of the chocolate hazelnut tart with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.

Enjoy your delicious chocolate hazelnut tart!

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