Chocolate Caramel Tart
Sticky caramel and dark chocolate are a natural pair. We found using that darker, Dutch-process cocoa powder in this recipe makes for a more flavorful, cookie-like crust. Get the recipe for Chocolate Caramel Tart ». Andre Baranowski

In our April 2009 issue, our executive food editor, Todd Coleman, wrote about his love for Marlow & Sons, a local restaurant adjacent to his Brooklyn neighborhood. We featured the restaurant’s chocolate caramel tart on our cover: oozing caramel topped with a solid layer of chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Back in the springtime, when we eagerly devoured the many iterations made in our test kitchen, we had little resistance to overindulging on this near-perfect tart. We guarantee you that your holiday guests will equally powerless to resist this showstopper dessert. —The Editors