Eggless Chocolate Pumpkin Tart


I am not a big fan of pies, especially pumpkin. But for the last couple of weeks, there were pies all over the place....blogs, TV, magazines and I was tempted to make one, but definitely not the traditional one. So I settled on making these tarts for thanksgiving. There had to be chocolate of course! The recipe is adapted from the Chocolate Walnut Bars I posted earlier...just omitted the eggs and added some pumpkin puree.
I had some difficulty rolling the dough. It wouldn't roll out smooth, I'm guessing its the walnut pieces and then there was not enough flour on the table, so most of the dough had stuck. I could cut out two circles, the rest I just took pieces and put them on the tart pan and patched them together. Though it didn't look perfect, it worked out fine and the tart was firm and didn't crack after baking. The filling is a breeze to prepare. I got six mini tarts or you can make one 9" tart. I have to say I wouldn't know it had pumpkin unless someone told me. More like a chocolate tart and that worked very well for me :)


Eggless Chocolate Pumpkin Tart


Ingredients:
Crust:
55 gms walnuts
1 cup flour (I used 50-50 wheat and all purpose flour)
1/3 cup sugar 
1/4 tsp baking powder
4 tbs cold butter, cut into small pieces
pinch of  salt
few tbs of cold water 

Filling:
2 tbs butter, melted
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 tbs cornflour mixed with 5 tbs water


Method:
Crust:
Preheat the oven to 350F/ 180C. 
Grind the walnuts with some sugar to a coarse powder.

Combine the powdered walnuts, remaining sugar and flour in a bowl.
Add the cold butter and rub it in using your finger tips or pulse in a food processor till the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add water few drops at a time and mix with your fingers until it comes together like a dough. Do not knead the mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for atleast 30 mins.
Roll the dough out on a floured surface to about 1/4" thickness and line your tart moulds.
Bake for about 15 - 20 mins or till set and golden. Keep aside to cool.

Filling:
Sieve the cocoa to remove lumps. Mix all the ingredients together till smooth. Divide between the cooled crusts and bake for about 30 mins or till set. Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for a few hours. Remove from tart pans carefully and serve.


Sending this to The Holiday Recipe Exchange hosted by My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats sponsored by Breville.

31 comments:

  1. oooh my!! those look really good! I should make these for next thanksgiving. I made a pumpkin pecan pie this time.

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  2. Amazing tartelettes and beautifully captured.

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  3. Looks great!

    Regards,
    Manju
    Http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

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  4. Looks awesome Poornima..Very glad that you are back..Nice recipe.

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  5. Tart looks delicious and healthy

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  6. Very nice.. new to me. sounds good..

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  7. The tarts are lovely and nice! So gorgeous!

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  8. poornima, itz really awesome dear...

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  9. Elegant and quite a fabulous looking tart,cant believe its eggless.

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  10. Chocolate and pumpkin.........would have never thought about that combo.No bake filling is a winner.The pics look lovely

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  11. Yumm and awesome Choco Pumkin Tart Dear.Luv it.

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  12. I have never made pumpking pie , love the look of the tart and the tart shells are looking beautiful too.

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  13. I am not pie gal but i like the chocolatey filling! Looks gorgeous!

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  14. Pumpkin tart seems a perfect treat for the season. Lovely clicks!

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  15. Ridiculous pumpkin tart with chocolate. It is very much captivating.

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  16. those tarts came out so perfect. yep its the season of pies, tarts, sweet pies, savory pies.. more pies:) i love the pumpkin chocolate combination any day. these probably tasted divine!

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  17. beautiful clicks dear..too tempting and mouthwatering.

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  18. It look so perfect...Btw I m making ur sweet corn soup today ,when I post it in my space will let u know :)

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  19. Hi Poornima,
    I prepared your soup and it tasted good,I have posted it in my space too.If u want to take a look here is the link.
    http://malabar-ruchi.blogspot.com/2011/12/sweet-corn-and-chicken-soup.html

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  20. What a beautiful, scrumptious tart.

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  21. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

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  22. The tarts are looking gorgeous !!

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  23. Thanks for dropping by Poornima, yes of course we liked the soup.The soup lasted for 2 days and we were happy that we didn't eat any junks those 2 days :) what I liked the most is didn't have any butter and still tasted great !!

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  24. Yumm! Beautiful crust and yummy filling.

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  25. Very nice blog!! and the pics!!!
    Nice!!!
    http://gharkhana.blogspot.com/

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  26. looks decadent and oh so chocolatey! cant wait to bite into one :)

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