Chocolate Ganache Tart Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 2
This silky chocolate ganache is perfect for anyone who loves chocolate. Luscious heavy cream and dark bittersweet chocolate combine to create a creamy chocolate base and is enveloped in a flavorful brown butter crust.
Dessert
French
10
ingredients
10
steps
75
minutes
Chef Desmond loves using inventive methods to teach others about food and nutrition. He’s even created educational rap lyrics on the subject! He holds a master's degree in nutritional studies from Cambridge, has co-created several textbooks and is currently working his own cookbook. He’s also been featured in print and television, including "Best Leftovers Ever" on Netflix. Chef Desmond is excited to share his creative energy with aspiring chefs of all skill levels.

Ingredients

Servings:
8
For the Brown Butter Crust
3 oz
unsalted butter
1 tblsp
vegetable oil
3 tblsp
water
1 tblsp
sugar
1/8 tsp
salt
1 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
For the Ganache Filling
1 cup(s)
heavy cream
8 1/2 oz
bittersweet chocolate
1 oz
butter
fresh berries, whipped cream and/or caramel, for topping

Directions 10 steps | 75 Minutes

Step 1

Prepare the crust. Preheat the oven to 410°F. Cut the butter into small pieces and place in a medium ovenproof bowl.

Step 2

Stir in the oil, water, sugar and salt. Place the bowl in the oven until the mixture is bubbling and just starting to brown, about 15 minutes. Remove the bowl from the oven and reduce temperature to 375˚F. The bowl will be very hot so handle with caution with oven gloves or pot holders until it is cool enough to handle.

Step 3

Immediately add the flour. Stir with a heat-proof spatula until the mixture forms a ball.

Step 4

Transfer the dough to a 9-inch tart mold with a removable bottom. When it is cool enough to handle, press the dough into an even layer with your fingers. Start with the sides and then press the remaining dough on the bottom.

Step 5

Pierce several holes of the bottom crust with a fork. Press the sides of the crust with a fork to reinforce. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before filling.

Step 6

Make the ganache filling. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place it in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Step 7

Heat the cream on the stovetop or in the microwave. Remove it from the heat just as it starts to boil. Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate. Stir with a heat-proof spatula until chocolate has completely melted and the mixture is creamy.

Step 8

Add the butter and stir until well combined.

Step 9

Pour the chocolate mixture into the cooled crust and refrigerate for at least one hour. (See notes 1.)

Step 10

Top with raspberries, strawberries, caramel, whipped cream or whatever strikes your fancy. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. The chocolate ganache tart can be made up to 24 hours in advance.

Nutrition Per Serving
View All
CALORIES
427
FAT
33.4 g
PROTEIN
3.6 g
CARBS
33.6 g

FOOD FOR THOUGHT?

Leave a review or join the conversation.

2 Comments
2 Comments
Please Log In to leave a comment
Glen B.

Glen

17 Jul 2022

For chocolate lovers like me 🙋‍♀️. A must-try!

Reply to this comment
Chrystal G.

Chrystal

12 Jul 2022

A wonderful summer dessert.

Reply to this comment