The Chew: Carla Hall’s Valentine’s Day Date & Chocolate Cobbler Recipe


Carla Hall: Neighbors Ted & Terry Together 33 Years

Carla Hall decided to share her Valentine’s Day date with her neighbors, Ted and Terry, who have been together for 33 years. They first met while Terry was volunteering at a New York City theater, and she fell in love with Ted’s sense of humor. However, Terry reported that Ted hasn’t cooked her a Valentine’s Day meal in over 20 years!

Carla Hall: Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

The Chew: Carla Hall's Valentine's Day Date & Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

Carla Hall prepared a chocolate cobbler for her Valentine’s Day date on The Chew.


Carla and her husband, Matthew, came to the rescue. Matthew and Carla met online and have been together for seven years. The ladies swapped husbands – in the kitchen, at least – and prepared a romantic Valentine’s Day double date. Check out Carla’s delicious chocolate cobbler recipe which ended the meal.

Ingredients For Carla Hall Chocolate Cobbler:

  • Butter for greasing
  • 12 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 5 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg plus 1 tablespoon of Water (whisked together)
  • 8 Chocolate Truffles
  • 1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream for serving
  • 1 Carla Hall’s Perfect Pie Crust

Ingredients For Strawberry Port Sauce:

  • 1 cup Port Brandy
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 8 Strawberries (hulled and cut in half lengthwise)

The Chew’s Chocolate Cobbler Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 6-count muffin tin with butter. Melt chocolate in microwave or a double broiler, then set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Then beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in slightly cooled chocolate. Stir in vanilla, flour and salt, mixing to combine. Cool mixture in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Roll pie dough to 1/8 thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into four inch squares and line muffin tin with dough squares. Divide the chilled chocolate mixture between the dough-lined muffin tins. Push a truffle into the center of each cobbler. Pinch dough square tops together and brush with egg wash.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Carefully remove muffin tin. Serve with a drizzle of sauce and a scoop of ice cream.
  • To make strawberry port sauce, combine sugar and port in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 3-5 minutes, then add strawberries and continue to cook on low flame 2-3 minutes. Swirl the pan often.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a strainer over a bowl. Press the mixture through and mash strawberries. Let cool and serve.


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