Raspberry Chocolate Tart

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!
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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.

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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!
Raspberry Chocolate Tart | ChezCateyLou.com

Raspberry Chocolate Tart | ChezCateyLou.com

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.

Raspberry Chocolate Tart | ChezCateyLou.com

Raspberry Chocolate Tart | ChezCateyLou.com

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.

Raspberry Chocolate Tart | ChezCateyLou.com

Raspberry Chocolate Tart | ChezCateyLou.com

Raspberry Chocolate Tart

Raspberry Chocolate Tart

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!

Ingredients

    For the Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon (4 1/2 ounces) very cold (or frozen) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • For the Chocolate Ganache Filling
  • 8oz bittersweet chocolate (either chocolate chips, or finely chopped bar of chocolate)
  • ¾ cup cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • For the Topping
  • 2 pints fresh raspberries
  • powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions

    For the Crust
  1. Add the flour, confectioner's sugar, and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times to mix. Add the butter and pulse until the butter is cut in - you want some pieces the size of peas and some the size of oatmeal flakes. Slowly add the egg, pulsing as you add it. Keep pulsing until the dough starts to clump together.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a silicone mat and quickly and gently knead the dough just a few times, until it all comes together. Press the dough into the bottom of a greased tart pan with a removable bottom. Press evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the shell. Prick the bottom of the dough several times with a fork.
  3. Freeze the crust for at least 30 minutes, preferably longer, before baking.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a piece of aluminum foil and fit the foil, buttered side down, tightly against the crust. Put the tart pan on a baking sheet and bake the crust for 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Carefully remove the foil. If the crust has puffed, press it down gently with the back of a spoon. Bake the crust about 10 minutes longer, until it is firm and golden brown.
  6. Let the crust cool.
  7. For the Chocolate Ganache Filling
  8. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
  9. Place the cream and the vanilla in a small saucepan and heat over low, stirring often, until mixture is just simmering.
  10. Pour the warm cream over the chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth. Add the butter and whisk until smooth and shiny.
  11. Pour the chocolate ganache into the cooled tart shell and spread in a smooth, even layer. Allow the mixture to set for about 10 minutes
  12. For the Topping
  13. Place raspberries in even rows on top of the ganache, 4 in each row.
  14. You might not use all the raspberries, but better to have too many than too few!
  15. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Notes

Crust recipe from Smitten Kitchen Filling recipe from Heather Christo

http://chezcateylou.com/raspberry-chocolate-tart/

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Comments

  1. Rachel says

    Looks amazing! Does this tart need to be refrigerated if I make it in the morning for late afternoon & evening? Thank yoU!!

    • says

      Hi Rachel! If you make it in the morning, you do not need to refrigerate it – although you can if you want the berries and chocolate to be cold. I left mine out at room temp though.

  2. Janice says

    OMG thank you so much for this recipe!!! I bought that rectangular pan specifically to make this, and it was sooo worth it! It was delicious and beautiful :)

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