TwD and Two Types of Tarts…

Well, it’s Tuesday, so I am sure you stopped by my blog looking for a delicious Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake…I have made this recipe before and although it was quite tasty, I was not in the mood to make it again. In fact the Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake was my very first blog post!

Instead, I stayed with the caramel and chocolate theme, I just chose another one of Dorie’s delectable treats, a Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart. I chose this recipe because my giveaway is also for tarts; just not of the edible variety. Dories’s Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart was quite simple to prepare, although it was a lengthy process spanning a few hours. The results are beautiful and the flavor was absolutely delicious!

Now about the wax tarts…I started making them about two years ago. If you are not familiar with wax tarts, they are scented, wickless, wax disks that you melt in an electric or candle heated warmer. Once the wax melts, the scent will infuse your home with a lovely fragrance. I wanted to make these because they were getting very expensive to purchase from Yankee Candle, in fact they are now up to $1.99 a piece which in my opinion seems very high. I am a person that loves seasonal scents, especially those of baked goods…big surprise, I know! I just got done making a huge autumn inspired supply of these wax tarts and would love to giveaway a set! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite fall dessert. On Friday, I will choose one winner through the random integer thingy. The first number that is generated will receive 15 tarts. I will toss em in the mail on Monday and within days your home can be filled with autumnal scents such as Candy Corn, Pumpkin Crunch Cake, and Apple Pie…just to name a few! Get those sniffers ready and please make sure that when I click on your blogger identity I have a way to reach you via email!
If you want to check out the recipe for the Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake, check out Tammy’s blog, Wee Treats by Tammy, or look in Dorie’s book on 264-265. You can also click here to visit the TwD blogroll. You can find the recipe for the Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart on pages 355-357. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

35 Responses to “TwD and Two Types of Tarts…”

  1. Engineer Baker — October 6, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Ooo, the chocolate crunched caramel tart is another one I’ve had my eye on for quite a while. It looks wonderful!


  2. Cathy — October 6, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Oh, that tart looks wonderful (and so does the brownie cake!). Awesome pics as usual. Great giveaway — how fun! Let’s see . . . I guess I would have to say that apple cobbler is my favorite fall dessert!


  3. Marthe — October 7, 2008 at 5:50 am

    The chocolate crunched caramel tart looks delicious!!
    My favourite fall desert would be warm apfelstrudel with warm vanillasauce!


  4. Sarah — October 7, 2008 at 6:36 am

    All of your tarts look wonderful! I would have to say that my favorite fall dessert would have to be a pumpkin roll.


  5. Laura — October 7, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Oh me, me, me, pick me! Those little tartlets look so pretty and I love the smells of fall too! Your chocolate crunched caramel tart looks beautiful too!

    I guess my favorite fall dessert would have to be pecan pie because I only make it once a year for Thanksgiving and it’s my favorite pie. Thanks for doing the giveaway!


  6. Em — October 7, 2008 at 8:29 am

    That chocolate tart looks great!!!

    My favorite autumn dessert is pumpkin cheesecake – no question :)


  7. Andrea — October 7, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Your chocolate caramel tart looks lovely! I’m also in love with the baking scented yankee tartlets! I have plug-in tart warmers, those little rival pots, for just about every season! That is so neat that you are making your own! It’s been something I’ve been thinking of trying but just don’t have the time right now. I do buy homemade scented tartlets sometimes on ebay though. Anyway let’s see, my favorite fall dessert would have to be caramel apple cheesecake, although I love just about all fall desserts :)


  8. Peggy — October 7, 2008 at 8:44 am

    the tart is something I am wanting to try! It looks delicious.


  9. Jodie — October 7, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Wow that tart looks gorgeous! My fave fall dessert is pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream, of course!


  10. Teanna — October 7, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Unbelievable! That caramel crunch tart is amazing! And so is your brownie cake!

    My favorite fall dessert is pumpkin spice cake with a cream cheese frosting!!! Especially if it is made in a pumpkin mold and the frosting is tinted orange and just drizzles right over the side…


  11. CB — October 7, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Oh baby. That chocolate tart looks awesome. I wanna make that one! Don’t worry about adding me to your giveaway. I don’t have a cool candle warmer thingy but GL to everyone else!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought


  12. Christina — October 7, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Pumpkin pie, of course…


  13. Flourchild — October 7, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Wonderful tart and brownie cake. I love that you make your own tartlets. I like nothing better than a lit candle that smells GOOD! My favorite scent is apple pie and anything vanilla…now for my favorite fALL dessert..well since last year it is PUMPKIN CRISP!


  14. Candy — October 7, 2008 at 11:01 am

    This looks really delicious! My favorite fall treat is caramel apples!


  15. MacDuff — October 7, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Oh good lord, your tart looks like glass. Just perfect. Nice job.

    I think my favorite fall dessert has to be a good old caramel apple. I know – so cheesy. But they just don’t come around in the spring!


  16. Mona — October 7, 2008 at 11:23 am

    I love your blog and the pictures are so wonderful. The chocolate tart looks absolutely heavenly. (btw, I’m not eligible for the tarts, I live in Egypt, but I had to comment on that tart!


  17. Natashya — October 7, 2008 at 11:34 am

    The tart looks wonderful, looking forward to making it.
    My fave fall dessert is apple pie flavoured with lots of cinnamon and French vanilla ice cream on top.
    I love Yankee Candle (they are expensive though, yikes) and have tart burners in the house!
    Good for you for making your own.
    My email is on my blogsite, below my avatar – in the small chance that you pick me!


  18. SUGAR BETTY — October 7, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    That looks sexy, too! ;)


  19. Bridgett — October 7, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    The pumpkin crunch cake nearly sent me over the edge! I absolutely love any pumpkin dessert and crave pumpkin pie all year.
    Your cake turned out beautifully, it looks do fudgy.


  20. Melissa — October 7, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    your tarts is fantastically beautiful.


  21. Pamela — October 7, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I don’t think I’ve looked through the book thoroughly enough! I have never seen this one, but yours looks divine!!
    Hmmmm…favorite fall dessert? I guess Pumpkin Pie. But I do have a big problem controlling myself around candy corns!! It’s really sweet that you’re doing a give-away. Thanks!


  22. Prudy — October 7, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    The terrible problem I have now is that I want your cake NOW and I still have this week’s cake on the counter. What to do???? It looks wonderful. Favorite fall dessert…hmmm. let’s see…. Homemade donuts. Yep, that’s it.


  23. Isa — October 7, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Glad you had done the caramel – peanut cake before… this way we get to enjoy your tart =) ahah. It looks delicious =)


  24. The Food Librarian — October 7, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Oh my! The tart looks fantastic. I love that chocolate ganache – just beautiful.


  25. Pam — October 7, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    May I please have a slice? It looks beautiful and tasty.

    I love a good pumpkin pie or creme brulee this time of year.


  26. carrie — October 8, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Absolutely anything with pumpkin. Heavenly fall.


  27. Ashley Nicole. — October 8, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Hmm. I would have to go with pumpkin cheesecake. Or my Posh Pumpkin Cupcakes. They’ve become my new addiction.


  28. kim — October 8, 2008 at 9:05 am

    ooh, that other tart looks delicious! great job on both of them :) oh, and i have to say that pumpkin pie is my favorite fall dessert!


  29. Andrew's Mom — October 8, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    My favorite fall dessert is carrot cake.


  30. Amy — October 8, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Oooooh your tart looks great!!! This is another of Dorie’s recipes that I’ve had flagged for months now!!
    I’d have to say my favorite fall dessert is Pumpkin Pie…cliche, I know, but boy do I LOVE IT!!

    -Amy @


  31. Jules Someone — October 9, 2008 at 8:57 am

    OOooh. Nice looking tart! Personally, I love gingersnaps. They are the harbinger of fall for me.


  32. tanac — October 9, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Sour cherry pie is my absolute favorite – it says fall to me.

    The tart looks amazing. Great job


  33. susieq — October 10, 2008 at 8:15 am

    my fave is mom and dads apple pie.. i also enjoyed the red velvet cupcakes you brought me sunday…your dads is the german chocolate cake you made him. we are open to try any new recipes.. we also have a tart burner because you got us one… thanks for always being so thoughtful…


  34. Miss Marie — October 10, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    I cannot for the life of me find this recipe. Can you share it? I’ve been wanting to make a chocolate tart.


  35. Shari@Whisk: a food blog — October 11, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Can’t wait to make that tart! Looks delish!


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