Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart

Three words: chocolate hazelnut tart. If you’re a fan of all things Nutella like I am, trust me when I say that you need this tart in your life. It’s also the ultimate make-you-feel-better dessert (unless you have a nut allergy, in which case it might instead land you in the hospital). Tired? This tart will give you the extra oomph that only a sugar high can. Got dumped? It will catch your tears while you sob (warning: tears may over salt the tart, so adjust recipe accordingly). Over worked? It will provide a delicious break and pro tip: if you share with coworkers, no one will care that you’re slacking. Seriously amigos, try this chocolate hazelnut tart. I found the original recipe on the Food Network and adjusted it to make it slightly easier so no excuses!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

For the Crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup hazelnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • Pinch of salt (unless it a break-up tart – then salt with tears)
  • 1/3 cup butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract

For the Filling:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. In a skillet, toast the hazelnuts over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Transfer 1/3 cup of hazelnuts to a food processor and set aside the remaining hazelnuts (you’ll need them for garnish later). Add flour, sugar and salt and pulse until the nuts have become a flour-like consistency. Add the cold butter and pulse until the mixture is well combined. Add beaten egg and vanilla and pulse until the dough comes together.
  2. In a 9 inch tart pan with a removable bottom, press the dough into the bottom and sides evenly. Prick the bottom all over with a fork. Refrigerate about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake the dough until edges are golden, about 20 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Whisk cornstarch into ¼ cup of whipping cream. Set aside. Combine the remaining 1 ¾ cups whipping cream, chocolate-hazelnut spread, vanilla and salt in a small saucepan. Whisk in cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once mixture starts to boil, stir constantly until thickened. Pour into the crust evenly. Refrigerate until set and top with reserved hazelnuts. Enjoy!

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