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Dark Chocolate Autumn Saison Apple Tart

Course: Dessert | Beer Style: Saison

Dark Chocolate Autumn Saison Apple Tart

Fort Collin's Brewery shares their fall recipe for a Dark Chocolate Autumn Saison Apple tart made with their Autumn Saison.

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Prep Time: 90 minutes


Tart Crust
  • 2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 apples (peeled, cored and sliced to 1/4 in thick)
  • 1/2 cup Fort Collins Brewery Autumn Saison (reduced with 1/2 cup sugar)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup +3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 Tbsp corn syrup


  1. Tart Crust
  2. In a bowl, mix together all-purpose flour and the first measurement of powdered sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and remaining powdered sugar till creamy.
  4. Scrape down the sides and slowly add the dry mixture in small quantities.
  5. Add the egg.
  6. Flatten into a disc and chill till firm.
  7. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick and form into a shallow tart pan.
  8. Poke holes in the bottom so the dough won’t rise while baking.
  9. Place in freezer and completely chill again before baking.
  10. Once cool, bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  11. Cool completely.
  12. Apples
  13. In a shallow baking pan, place the apples and coat with the reduced saison.
  14. Bake at 350°F till the apples are soft—about 20 minutes.
  15. Set aside to cool.
  16. Filling
  17. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, scald the heavy cream and the corn syrup while placing the chocolate in a bowl.
  18. Pour the scalded cream over the chocolate and stir to combine till creamy.
  19. Pour into the baked tart shell and cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  20. Once solidified a bit, place the apple around the top in a circular pattern until the top is completely covered. Use the remaining liquid from the apple bake to brush on top to create a glaze.
  21. Cool for another 30 minutes and serve.

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