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Black Forest Tart

Cherry pie filling and a melted chocolate drizzle top a rich, fudgy cake made from chocolate cookie crumbs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream


  • In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a lightly greased 11-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom.
  • Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until thickened, about 4 minutes. Blend in chocolate mixture. Stir in flour and mix well.
  • Pour into crust; spread evenly. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Spread pie filling over the top.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and cream; stir until smooth. Cool for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drizzle over tart. Chill until set.
Editor's Note: This tart is best served the day it is prepared.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 411 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • Maci
    Feb 19, 2019

    This is the best thing ever I have ever eaten so HATERS BACK OFF!!!!!!

  • gina.kapfhamer
    Mar 6, 2017

    A wonderful dessert recipe! Brought this for an office potluck and it was a big hit! Great chocolate flavor.

    Jan 26, 2016

    This was not only beautiful, it was delicious and not overly sweet

  • millielee
    Dec 20, 2014

    I made this and took it to an Oktoberfest party. The guests voted my dessert as the best and I won a beautiful traveling German stein. I would definitely make this again, it was delicious!

  • KrystalCarroll
    Jun 20, 2011

    So Good! It's surprisingly not over the top sweet like you think it would be...the inside is like a really light, fluffy chocolate cake! The sweetest part is definitely the cherry and I used chocolate graham crackers for the crust instead of wafers and turned out great! Goes great with coffee, huge hit, highly recommend!