Hello there– It’s been a festive week– How many Christmas dinners can you consume before you explode? I wonder. And tonight we were sitting around the table with friends from school– food, fun and friends– It’s a good thing to work with people like them. My contribution to the meal was this little tart– chocolatey and studded with nuts and coconut. Sweet end to the meal together.
GERMAN CHOCOLATE TART
1 pie crust*
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)**
1 cup shredded coconut
In the microwave melt the butter and then pour in the chocolate chips and microwave it for 15 seconds more. Stir it all til it’s blended. Set it aside.
In another bowl, mix together the flour, and 2 sugars. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Then fold in the 2 beaten eggs and the vanilla. Finally stir in the nuts and coconut.
Spoon the chocolate batter into the pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. (do not over bake please!)
Serve it nice and warm (or room temp) with with piles of whipped cream on a pretty plate.
*I used a Pillsbury pre made pie crust because I was in a rush. But you can make your own to make it even better.
** You can use pecans or walnuts– the recipe I worked from called for pecans, a bit sweeter, but I like walnuts, because the tart is plenty sweet and walnuts have more texture to them for a little crunch. They’d both work just fine.