Chocolate Bottom Butter Tarts

  • prep time20 min
  • total time 42 min
  • serves 12

This twist on the quintessential Canadian dessert boasts a chocolate-y crust and drizzle while still oozing with all that traditional runny butter tart goodness.

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Directions for: Chocolate Bottom Butter Tarts


Chocolate Tart Crust

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup sifted cocoa

1 Tbsp packed brown sugar

½ tsp salt

¾ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed

6 - 7 Tbsp ice-cold water


2 eggs, at room temperature

1 cup lightly packed brown sugar

⅓ cup corn syrup

⅓ cup softened unsalted butter

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

Chocolate Drizzle

56 g chocolate, coarsely chopped


Chocolate Tart Crust

1. For dough, place flour, cocoa, sugar and salt in a food processor. Whirl until mixed. Add cold butter. Pulse until coarse crumbs form. While pulsing, add cold water, 1 tbsp at a time until dough begins to come together. Turn onto a counter. Bring together to form a ball. Divide dough into 12, placing each piece into a greased muffin cup in a 12-cup tin. Evenly press dough over bottoms and up sides of each cup. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until chilled, 1 hour.


1. For filling, whisk eggs in a medium bowl. Add remaining filling ingredients. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.

2. When dough is firm, preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC). Divide and pour filling between chilled tart shells. Bake in centre of preheated oven until pastry is firm and dry and filling is puffed and golden, 22 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely.

Chocolate Drizzle

1. Place chocolate in a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl. Heat, stirring often until melted. Using a fork, repeatedly dip tines into chocolate and drizzle over tarts in a swirling and back and forth pattern.

Source and Credits

Recipe courtesy of Victoria Walsh


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