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Salted Dark Chocolate Tart

When I was little, my grandpa always had a bag of caramels in his truck and a few in his pocket. Whether we were camping or going to a movie, I enjoyed sharing caramels with him. Now I try to put caramel in as many of my desserts as possible, including this sweet and salty tart. —Leah Tackitt, Austin, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • CARAMEL:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • Dash salt
  • FILLING:
  • 4 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon large-crystal sea salt

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • For caramel, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water. Cook, shaking pan occasionally, until sugar is melted and mixture is almost clear (do not boil).
  • Increase heat to medium high; bring to a boil, without stirring. Cover and boil for 2 minutes while tightly holding lid of pan down. Uncover; shake pan. Cook 1-2 minutes longer or until mixture is amber, shaking pan several times.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in cream (mixture will bubble) until smooth. Stir in butter (mixture will bubble) and salt until blended. Pour into crust; refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Place chocolate in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Let stand for 20 minutes.
  • Pour chocolate mixture over caramel. Sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Remove from the refrigerator about 45 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 552 calories, 37g fat (21g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Shannon
    Jan 23, 2020

    For the caramel, you stated add sugar and water. When do you add heavy cream, butter and salt, right away?