Chocolate Nut Dough

Preparation info
  • Makes one

    10- or 11 inch

    tart crust
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

This is a fun recipe to use for any tart or pie with a chocolate filling. Although it’s very similar to the nut variation for Sweet Tart Dough, the proportions are slightly different. I use almonds in this version, but you can substitute walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecans.


  • cup (about ounces/40 grams) whole or slivered almonds


  1. Combine the almonds and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse repeatedly until the almonds are finely ground.
  2. Scrape down the inside of the bowl with a spatula and pulse 2 to 3 times more.
  3. Add the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt and pulse again to mix.
  4. Add the butter and pulse repeatedly until it is f