Monday, July 11, 2011

Sour Cream Chocolate Tart

If you're ever in Athens, Georgia, I highly recommend that you eat at the Grit. Aside from being one of the best vegetarian restaurants I've ever been to, they also have a wide array of delicious desserts.  I don't get to visit Athens often, but luckily the restaurant also has a cookbook full of their most famous recipes.  This tart reminds me of a sugar cookie topped with chocolate cheesecake!

Prepare and chill crust.

Prepare chocolate-sour cream filling.

Bake and enjoy!

Sour Cream Chocolate Tart

1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
¼ tsp salt
½ cup (1 stick) butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 egg
1 tsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 ½ cups sour cream
1 egg, beaten
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375°F
2. Prepare crust: Whisk together the flour, sugar and salt.  Cut butter into the mixture until particles are very small and well combined.  Beat together the egg, milk and vanilla, and toss with the flour mixture until mixture can be formed into a ball.  Press the dough evenly into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch tart pan.  Refrigerate dough while preparing the filling.
3. Place chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon sour cream in saucepan and warm over low heat until chocolate is melted.  Beat together all of the ingredients for the filling with an electric mixer on medium speed, until mixture is very smooth.  Pour filling into crust and place tart on a cookie sheet.
4. Bake tart for 35 to 40 minutes, until crust is browned and center of tart jiggles when shaken.  Cool completely.

Adapted from recipe for Sour Cream Chocolate Tart from The Grit Restaurant Cookbook by Jessica Greene and Ted Hafer, available for purchase at

-Posted by Jennifer

1 comment:

  1. That chocolate tart sounds great-I'll have to add that to my "to try" list!