This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
French Silk Tartlets have a rich tart pastry and with a decadent chocolate filling.
Be sure to scroll past the recipe to enter the Spring Sweets Week Giveaway and for more Spring Sweets recipes.
You can make this into a single 10″ tart, but I opted for single serving size made in cupcake tins because….
This is where I should put in a plug for my Small Treats: Cupcakes, Tartlets and other mini Treats e-cookbook available on Amazon… except I haven’t finished it yet.
Yet another victim of Covid-19: three people working and studying from home. My husband’s college mathematics students and son’s school work get priority on the computers right now. That’s okay, when I finally finish it will be even more amazing! haha!
For Spring Sweets Week, I topped these with mini chocolate eggs and some Spring it On Sprinkles from Fresh April Sprinkles.
But you could leave them plain or dollop on some whipped cream as is traditional with French Silk pies.
Made special thanks to Deiss Kitchenware and Fresh April Sprinkles
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I used their pastry blender to easily put together the crust. I also have their peeler which is a dream to use for peeling and grating vegetables.
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Fresh April Sprinkles was founded in the summer of 2019 by Lynn April who runs the food blog Fresh April Flours. They produce small batch, hand blended sprinkles, like the Spring It On blend used in this recipe, in a suburb outside of Philadelphia. Sprinkle blends are carefully crafted with beautiful desserts in mind and can be custom blended just for you!
Visit https://freshaprilsprinkles.com to see the collection of sprinkles available or to find recipes from Lynn!
These French Silk Tartlets are a velvety smooth chocolate pie in a rich pastry crust. Top with candy or whipped cream.
- 1 recipe Rich Tart Pastry (below)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate pieces
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 large egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons creme de cacao or extra whipping cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Roll out pastry dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut 5 inch circles and gently slide into the cups of a cupcake pan. Prick with a fork and bake until golden, about 10 minutes.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine 1 cup whipping cream, chocolate, butter and sugar stirring constantly until the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
Add egg yolks to a small bowl. Pour about a third of the mixture into the yolks and whisk together. Pour this back into the saucepan and stir to combine.
Cook over medium-low heat until the mixture is slightly thickened and begins to bubble, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in creme de cacao or extra whipping cream. Place the pan in a bowl of ice water, stirring occasionally until the mixture is cool and stiffened.
Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Fill pastry shells and chill for at least 5 hours.
A rich tart pastry dough that is perfect for most pies and tarts. The egg yolks add extra richness and pliability.
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cut up
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon ice water
In a medium bowl, stir together flour and sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender (or two knives) until the butter is pea-sized.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolks and ice water. Gradually stir into the flour mixture. Use fingers to gently press together just until a ball forms.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30-60 minutes.
Roll, fill and bake as directed in the recipe.
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Friday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes
- Blueberry French Toast Casserole by Fresh April Flours
- Buttermilk Birthday Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Caramel Pecan Cannoli by Palatable Pastime
- Carrot Cake Muffins by Books n’ Cooks
- Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread by Shockingly Delicious
- Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond Truffles by Family Around the Table
- Disney Spring Treat Lemon Cheesecake by Simply Inspired Meals
- French Silk Tartlets by That Recipe
- Gluten Free Blackberry Mocha Brownies by Frugal & Fit
- Hummingbird Pancakes with Homemade Pineapple Syrup and Candied Pecans by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Lemon Blueberry Fritters by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze by Blogghetti
- Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream with Strawberries by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Lemon Poppy Seed Poke Cake by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Lemon Poppyseed Bars by Cookaholic Wife
- PEEPS Crispy Treats by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Raspberry Moscow Mule Cupcakes by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Raspberry Rosé Cupcakes by The Spiffy Cookie
- Spring Cut Out Cookies by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Strawberry Banana Bread with Cinnamon Chips by Sweet Beginnings
- Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes by Jen Around the World
- Strawberry Rhubarb Bread by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Strawberry Shortbread Bars by A Savory Feast
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