A light and flaky tart shell is filled with rich chocolate ganache and topped with fresh raspberries. This Raspberry Chocolate Tart is a stunner, and is actually easy to make!
It literally could not be grosser outside today. Cold and gray and pouring – Will and Kate got the worst weather in NYC!!
Luckily I have a little ray of sunshine on the blog today with my Raspberry Chocolate Tart! And there is a lot more berry love where that came from – My friend Rebecca from Living Better Together is hosting a Merry Berry Holiday Hop! We are celebrating Christmas together with all things berry! Scroll to the bottom of the post to check out all the berry goodness.
I bought this tart pan recently – I had been eyeing it for ages. I think rectangular tarts are so beautiful! But since storage space is limited in my NYC apartment, I try to limit extra kitchen equipment. I finally decided that I just HAD to have a rectangular tart pan! So I bought it, and had been dying to use it ever since. When Rebecca contacted me about the Merry Berry Holiday Hop I knew exactly what I wanted to make!! A Raspberry Chocolate Tart!
I do not have much experience with making tarts. I made this rustic freeform tart this summer, but that is pretty much the only tart I have made. So I did a lot of research to find the perfect crust – I wanted one that was buttery and flaky, but that I wouldn’t have to roll out – I hate rolling out dough. I decided to use this one from Smitten Kitchen, and it worked like a charm! You can roll it out if you want, but you can also just press the dough right into the pan – much easier in my opinion! You then freeze the dough before baking it – this means that you can bake the tart shell without using pie weights! So easy.
The crust itself tastes almost like a sugar cookie, with a flakier texture. I absolutely love it, and think it is the perfect vehicle for the chocolate and the fresh raspberries.
The filling of this tart is just straight up chocolate ganache. Oh yes. It is so rich and so delicious. And then for the pretty part – the raspberries. I carefully lined up rows and rows of fresh raspberries on top. The result is simply gorgeous! The final touch is a dusting of powdered sugar.
TheBetterHalf told me that this is one of the best things I have ever made! 🙂 Quite a complement.
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