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Daring Bakers: Chocolate and Caramel Tart by cakecrumbs Daring Bakers: Chocolate and Caramel Tart by cakecrumbs
I have to admit to being totally afraid of pie. I attempted baking a few when I first started baking and, well, the shells were almost always a disaster. So I ran away from pies.

So when this month's Daring Bakers Challenge was all about pie, I was actually excited. It was time to see how far I'd come now that I have a lot more kitchen hours under my belt.

I ended up taking on three. The first one is the one that Cam and I both wanted to try. It's a pâte sablée filled with a salted caramel layer beneath a dark chocolate mousse. I stenciled some icing sugar over the top to make it a little more interesting.

It was so delicious, and totally restored my faith in my ability to make pies.

The next two will be on the way soon. Meantime, you can get the recipe for this over at the blog: [link]

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:iconsugarfirefly:
SugarFirefly Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
omg...delicious!
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Hidden-Member-Ruise Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
NOM NOM FREAKING NOM! This tart also resembles myself!
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CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE IT!!!Heart +fav 
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TheEbilBunni Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
How do you cut your pies so nicely? Every time I go to cut pie it always comes out in a glob. I try to be careful too.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
It depends a little on the filling! But if it's cooled enough to have set, and you use a sharp knife and a little care, it comes out okay.
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:icontheebilbunni:
TheEbilBunni Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Even precut slices end up as globs too :'(
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pinctraeth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, looks delicious!!!
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Thank you. :]
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:iconpinctraeth:
pinctraeth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!!!
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Chookums Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yummy, the shell looks like it worked out for you! Beautiful presentation as always :)
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Yes I was so surprised when the tart case came away cleanly! :boogie: Thank you!
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:iconchookums:
Chookums Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! Although I really need to stop looking at your deviantions, they give me cravings :D
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VampireQueenEffeffia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your desserts are impossibly delicious for the eyes. I can't imagine how they'd be on a tongue!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Thanks so much. ♥
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:iconvampirequeeneffeffia:
VampireQueenEffeffia Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome :D :D
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW! :wow: I work in a bakery for a natural food store, and I won't do pies because I suck at pie crusts. :D We do make our crusts in a food processor, though, just as you did, as it saves time. I love the powdered sugar stencil design on top. Really makes the tart look elegant.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Thank you. :D Food processors save so much work it's insane. I got one for Christmas and my life is so much easier now.
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awesomeXxO Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
What a pretty cake! Makes me hungry.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Thanks :D
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DarkHunter666 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude pie shells are assholes lol, seriously. Looks like you totally nailed it though, ugh! so nom nom nom.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Oh God they can just go jump. I tend to skip them and just throw shit in a ramekin and slap pastry on top and call it a 'pot pie' and pretend like I'm not actually running away from pie shells.
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Shiyome Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
but it seems to be really tasty =D
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Thanks :]
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Shiyome Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
;D
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Mmmm, looks delicious, as always. I love the pattern as well. Great job! :D
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Thank you. :D
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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xXSpiritualArtistXx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my holy- *droooool*
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Thanks!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
first thing that came to mind "oh go yes!" as it reminds me of the chocoalte cheesecake my husband bought yesterday which tastes like heaven!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Mmm choc cheesecake sounds so nice.
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So good I have not been able to resist having a bite here and there at breakfast time!
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BigHairMexican Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
...Midnight snack!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:la:
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:iconbighairmexican:
BigHairMexican Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
If I get married, I'm hiring you for catering. :squee:
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist
beautiful!! and looks sooo delicious! ;A;
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you. :]
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist
you're welcome!
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valentine98 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your profile makes me SO hungry...lmao i wish i was your child :cries: but seriously your food makes me hungry
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thanks you. ♥
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valentine98 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are so very welcome
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mamacassqueen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the swirly design!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you. :]
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KaoruCross Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
what a lovely pie ! it looks good !!
i wanna try to make it too ~ (≧∇≦)b
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thanks! :] You totally should!
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darklittle1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I'm decent at making the crust, but I suck at making the fillings. Who said that it's as easy as pie?
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Once you get the knack of it it goes pretty easily!
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Colored-By-Smiles Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NOM NOM
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:wormnomnom:
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Xandimus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   General Artist
Bet it taste good as it looks...del-ish-ous
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