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Easy Chocolate Tart
The only thing difficult about this low carb Easy Chocolate Tart is not eating it all. Truth be told this Easy Chocolate Tart is very rich so you only need one slice. Your guests will only need one slice too! This is a show stopper for any dinner party!
Hallmark’s ‘Home & Family’ Show
This Easy Chocolate Tart dessert is so beloved that I was asked to come on the Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” show…and what a blast to work with Cameron and Debbie!
What a treat for me to be able to spend the day with Cameron and Debbie…who are both fans of a low carb and real food diet. The cast and crew went out of their way to make me feel comfortable….and it was a TON of fun!
All with an eye for health, but not wanting to miss out on a little low carb treat, we made one of my easiest keto friendly desserts, Easy Chocolate Tart, for all the viewers to watch.
Picture PERFECT for ‘Home & Family”
Easy s seen Chocolate Almond Tart
The carb count
You get 16 slices to the tart, so it definitely feeds a crowd. It also stays very nicely in the fridge for a few days.
Before you skip right to the nutrition count I want to just take a pause and ask you to consider one thing for this Easy Chocolate Almond Tart. Yes one slice of this tart has about 5g net carbs.
That count would stop you in your tracks if you are VERY strict keto. However, I ask you to consider long term compliance to this way of life. And remember carb count will vary based on your slice size.
If you are trying to reverse Type 2 diabetes or you are going for remarkable weight loss this dessert would not be my first choice in the beginning stages of your journey. However, once in maintenance and you are settled into a low carb life this dessert is absolutely at the top of my list.
When I want something chocolatey I would much rather have a 5g-8g net carb slice of heaven than upwards of 70-100g net carbs per slice of the regular stuff. Some will say they’d rather have the real stuff, but not me.
I’d go for the 5g net carb Kellie Kitchen version occasionally than to drown myself in all the sugar. And remember that the carb count of your Chocolate Tart will depend on how large of a slice of this tart you have. I hope that makes sense…
Psyllium Husk vs. Coconut Flour
Coconut flour can easily be subbed as this gives the crust a nice cookie texture. But…don’t use both in this recipe. You need the blend of almond flour with the coconut flour to balance out the moisture.
When I started low carb baking I needed an ingredient to bind the wet and dry ingredients. I figured I’d give the coconut flour a try. Coconut flour has a drier texture and helps bind the crust together.
And here’s the thing…you can use either the psyllium husk or the coconut flour, but not both.
One of the gifts of low carb has been the low carb food companies. From the beginning I have been able to get stevia sweetened chocolate chips from the supermarket or online. At one point Lily’s chocolate chips were the only game in town.
But over the past 3 years that I have been keto several other companies have come out with some great products. Lakanto and Lets Bake Believe have some great chocolate baking options when making an Easy Chocolate Tart.
That tart pan
I think the only special or different part of this Chocolate Almond Tart is the actual tart pan. I use a 10″ round tart pan with a removable bottom. You can go with a square tart pan or even just a regular 9″ pie tin if that is all you have.
Please note that the nutrition count and the size of your pieces will vary. Plus the regular pie tin will be deeper.
My Favorite Chocolate Desserts
- Flourless Chocolate Cake
- Low Carb Chocolate Cheesecake
- Keto Brownies
- Cookies n Cream Cheesecake Bites
- Keto Fudge Bars
- Mini Lava Cakes
- Chocolate Toffee Crunch
- ⅓ cup almonds sliced and toasted
- Preheat oven to 350*
- Sift together all dry ingredients for the crust so there are no lumps. Melt the butter and then add the butter to the dry ingredients. Using a fork mix all the ingredients together.
- Bake the tart crust for 15 minutes, then remove and let fully cool. Place in fridge to speed up the cooling time if desired.
- Place sliced almonds on dry, rimmed baking sheet. Bake in oven for 5-7 minutes at 350*. Watch the toasting process closely as these cook very quickly. You may even turn the broiler on for 30 seconds to a minute to get a nice toasty brown. Again…watch these closely as they will burn if you walk away. Set aside to cool.
- In a small saucepan heat the cream to a medium simmer. Stir the cream gently to fully heat through for 1-3 minutes. Carefully pour hot cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for 1 minute. Gently whisk together the hot cream and the chocolate chips until creamy smooth. Add in the powdered sweetener and continue to whisk gently.
- Evenly pour the chocolate mixture into your cooled tart shell. Spread evenly to cover bottom of crust and all the way to the sides. Sprinkle the toasted almonds over the top of your tart and then chill in the fridge for at least one hour.
- Slice and serve. Whipped cream or low carb vanilla ice cream optional.
Make your own chocolate chips
You could always make your own (if you’re crazy-I guess). All Day I Dream About Food has a great recipe here.
MEDICAL AND NUTRITION DISCLAIMER…Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nutritional break downs are done using a commercial nutrition calculator. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctorbefore starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers, this should never be construed as medical advice.
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