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Pumpkin-Chocolate Tart with Cinnamon Whipped Cream Recipe
By Jessie Sheehan | Oct 4, 2018
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Enjoy this fun twist on the classic pumpkin pie including flavors of chocolate cookie, cinnamon, and whipped cream.
Photo by Alice Gao
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“The Vintage Baker” by Jessie Sheehan brings together Sheehan’s passion for revamping recipes from vintage recipe pamphlets by adding her own twist and her love of baking and researching.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit [180 degrees Celsius].
For the crust
Place the wafers and granulated sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the
metal blade and process until finely ground.
Add the melted butter and process until combined.
Transfer the crumbs to a 9-in [23-cm] tart pan with a removable bottom and, using your fingers, press the crumbs evenly on the bottom of the pan and up the sides.
Place the pan in the freezer for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 days, tightly covered in plastic wrap.
Bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating at the halfway point, until dry to the touch and slightly puffy.
For the filling
In a large bowl, add the cream, eggs, and vanilla and whisk to combine.
In a medium saucepan, combine the brown and granulated sugars, pumpkin purée, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture bubbles and sputters.
Continue to cook and stir the mixture for another 5 minutes.
Whisk the pumpkin mixture into the egg mixture, a little at a time so it does not curdle the eggs. If
lumpy, strain the mixture through a wire mesh sieve, and transfer to the prepared tart pan. Do not fill the tart past the edge of the crust.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Begin checking the tart at 15 minutes; it is ready when the center just jiggles the tiniest bit.
Let cool completely on a wire rack on the counter before placing it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to overnight, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap.
For the chocolate drizzle
Place the melted chocolate in a zippered plastic bag, cut a very tiny hole in the corner of the bag, and drizzle the chocolate over the tart. Let harden before serving.
For the whipped cream
Place the cream in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and whisk on medium to medium-high speed until the cream begins to thicken, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon and continue whisking until medium peaks form.
Serve slices of tart topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
The tart will keep, tightly covered in plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.