Chewy chocolate nut tart recipe

95 ratings Rate
  • 15 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook, 15 mins to cool
  • 733 calories / serving
  • Freezable
Add this recipe to your binder.

Preheat oven to 190ºC. Roll out the pastry on a work surface lightly dusted with flour to 5 mm (1/4 inch) thick and use to line a 24cm tart tin with a removable base. Trim excess and prick the base with a fork. Chill for 15 minutes in the freezer or 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Line the pastry with nonstick baking paper and fill with baking beads, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove the paper and beads and bake for another 5 minutes or until light golden and dry. Cool in the tin.

Reduce the heat to 180ºC. Melt the chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of boiling simmering water. Stir until smooth and incorporated.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract, then the flour. Add the nuts and combine well.

Pour into the pastry case and and bake for 30 minutes or until the top is crusty.

Cool in tin. Dust with icing sugar if you like and serve with crème fraîche or ice cream. 

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. Always defrost and heat thoroughly before eating. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

  • Ingredients

  • For the pastry

  • 320g (11oz) sweet shortcrust pastry
  • 4tbsp plain flour
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 200g caster (superfine) sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g pecans, roughly chopped
  • Energy 3050kj 733kcal 37%
  • Fat 52g 74%
  • Saturates 23g 117%
  • Sugars 35g 39%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 58.9g Protein 7.8g Fibre 3.6g


You may also like

Text the ingredients

Please enter a valid UK or Ireland mobile phone number

Terms of Use. We will send you a text containing the list of ingredients for this recipe and a link to access the method. This will not cost you anything. If a message is undelivered we will only attempt to resend for up to 24 hours. This service involves no registration or subscription.