Pie Love You

How to say "Happy Valentines Day" with a spoonful of sugar? According to Brittany Bennett, all you have to do is bake a big brownie Heart Tart.


"Next to pastry, chocolate is an essential food group in my personal nutrition pyramid," says Brittany Baker, Pastry Chef and owner of Taartwork. "And the brownie tart is a blissful union of these two sweets. It's not an overwhelming invasion of sugar, but a nice fudge like bite supported by a bed of cookie-crumbly crunch. It's perfect for Valentine's Day and beyond, whether you're indulging in front of When Harry Met Sally in your sweats or sharing a slice. Making it is easy — and while my Oma won't let me reveal the tart crust recipe, the filling is simple to make." Deets below.


1/2 cup butter
6 oz semi sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
1/2 c light brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/4 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract



1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
2. Melt butter in a heat proof bowl set over an inch of boiling water. Add the chopped chocolate and stir until melted and silky. Remove the bowl from heat.
3. Whisk the brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour and salt until combined. Add mixture to the chocolate in three increments, stirring with a rubber spatula. Combined, it should look sandy.
4. Add two eggs and vanilla and stir until the chocolate is smooth again. Pour into unbaked pie shell. With leftover pie dough, write a message to yourself or your beloved.
5. Bake for 45 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the pie shouldn't come out perfectly clean. You want a little bit of that fudge effect


Enjoy your Sunday


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