There is always time for chocolate and I think the tart meets the criteria.
Whats not to love about chocolate and sweet pears?
This recipe works well with poached pears or tin pears and the great thing about it, is that you don’t need to blind bake the pastry before baking (yeah).
If you use tinned pears, you can cut down the prep time and it will be melting of the chocolate and the freezing of the pastry in the tart tin that will take the majority of the time.
I have made this tart a few times now and it hits the spot every time.
This tart is wonderful with a wee cuppa, or as a nice slice served with vanilla ice cream for a very decadent dessert.
I had some friends around last week and decided that this would be the dessert of the evening, it was a major hit and I have been asked for the recipe, so I thought it was about time, I finally wrote it all up and you can all enjoy making it as well eating it.
Another great thing about this recipe is that you can make individual tarts, all the steps are the same, it is just the size of the tart tins that are different, place only 1 sliced pear in the tart tin and carefully pour the chocolate sauce around the pear and bake. Cut the time down to 30 minutes, checking at 20 minutes and then a 5 minute intervals.
You will succeed in impressing all your friends with this chocolate and pear tart, its relatively simple to prepare and looks and tastes fantastic.
Not the best pictures, so I will need to bake another one, even if it is just to take some new pictures.