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Ganache Topped Chocolate Tart on a white plate garnished with raspberries

Ganache Topped Chocolate Tart

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A buttery crust filled with a dreamy chocolate filling and topped with a rich chocolate ganache makes this Ganache Topped Chocolate Tart a showstopper!

Ganache topped chocolate tart on a ceramic white plate with a raspberry garnish

Ganache Topped Chocolate Tart

There are stacks of recipes throughout my kitchen. On the counter, in the cabinet next to my computer, in a drawer under my baking supplies. In one of these said piles, was a recipe for  a “Rich Chocolate Tart” printed off from the America’s Test Kitchen website.

It was a contender for Nick’s birthday, for Easter, etc. but because it had an almond based crust, I hesitated. Well, I shouldn’t have.

The hubby and my oldest went nuts for this. The low temperature baking resulted in the silkiest chocolate filling I’ve encountered. I started off with just a sliver, but went back for about 16 more slivers! Should have just sucked it up and cut myself a big slice. This ganache topped chocolate tart was sublime.

Ganache Topped Chocolate Tart overhead view with berries and mint

Rich, Silky Chocolate Tart Filling

The hubby and my oldest went nuts for this. The low temperature baking resulted in the silkiest chocolate filling I’ve encountered. I started off with just a sliver, but went back for about 16 more slivers! Should have just sucked it up and cut myself a big slice. This ganache topped chocolate tart was sublime.

Ganache Topped Chocolate Tart on a white plate garnished with raspberries and mint

Buttery Almond Crust

The crust was basically a pâte sucrée with ground almonds. I’d have been just as happy with a plain pastry crust, but at least Bill didn’t balk about the nuts. In fact, he didn’t even notice while he was shoveling in mouthful after mouthful. It was the filling that was the star of the show. A couple extra steps like straining the beaten egg yolks through a sieve before adding them to the custard ensured a satiny result. And make sure to serve this ganache topped chocolate tart at room temperature, the chocolate will just melt in your mouth.

For a change of pace, this semi-sweet chocolate tart has some orange zest in its crust! Plus candied pistachios for a nice crunch.

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Skinny Tip

I’m starting a new series of Skinny Tips. How I keep slim is one of my most frequent inquiries. I’ll feature tips on some of my upcoming blog posts.

Tip #18: Don’t skip breakfast. It will help you make better food choices later in the day, boost your metabolism and give you better concentration and more energy. Make sure it’s a healthy breakfast, including some protein…this doesn’t seem to work when your meal consists of doughnuts!

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36 comments on “Ganache Topped Chocolate Tart”

  1. Beautiful tart, Liz! That ganache topping looks divine!

  2. That looks amazing! I’m sure we’d all love it too:@)

  3. That is absolutely beautiful. I love the almond crust and that shiny chocolate filling is to die for. I must make this!

  4. There are times in my life when I just need some extra chocolate. I am there now and all I can think about is having a slice of this fabulousness in front of me.

  5. Wow – totally irresistible for a chocoholic like me 🙂 .. love the dark chocolate ganache filling

  6. It looks just perfect.. well.. everything with chocolate is perfect 😀

  7. Beautiful Liz. It looks amazing and I love how clean and perfect it cuts!

  8. I would have been shoveling this in my mouth as well!

  9. This chocolate tart looks absolutely magical! Liz, my DH doesn’t like dark chocolate, do you think I can put milk chocolate for the glaze? Thanks.

    • I think so, Ela. You might reduce the amount of cream, though, so the topping isn’t too soft. And refrigerate before cutting, but allow to warm up a bit before serving 🙂 You both should love this one!

  10. That does indeed look luxuriously smooth and creamy, just gorgeous! I usually have 2 egg whites with a grapefruit for breakfast.

  11. Darn! Why did you have to include the skinny tip? I was thinking this tart would be a beautiful boost of energy to start my day =) Speaking of tips…Thank you for the interesting suggestion of straining the eggy yolks. Seriously, gorgeous tart, Liz.

  12. Oh I’m like you – recipes everywhere! this looks SO delicious, rich and very elegant
    Mary

  13. Oh my Goodness that sounds sublime indeed!!! So your skinny tip would be to just eat slivers of this tart??? Yes, I know about the breakfast thing, at least intellectually 🙂 Maybe I need to “practice” some of these great skinny tips – sigh!

  14. that glistening chocolate looks amazing!

  15. Can I eat that tart for breakfast? Sounds good to me! Chocolate for breakfast can never be a bad thing… Now you probably see why I skip breakfast!

  16. Delicious, Liz, truly delicious!

  17. I can almost feel that first bite in my mouth – all satiny smooth and creamy. Yum!

  18. What a breakthrough! I didn’t think Bill ate nuts of any description. What a gorgeous looking tart and I love the glossy ganache topping xx

  19. So smooth and shiny…this looks to die for!

  20. Well, well, well…this would go quite fast around here. Beautiful, elegant tart, Liz.

    ela h.

  21. This tart looks sinfully amazing! Rich, decadent, and I want to face plant directly into it immediately! YUM!

  22. I can see why this caught your eye. It is very eye catching! I’d go nuts for it, too!

  23. Gorgeous tart!!
    I love ganache and make it often – it’s very tasty 🙂

  24. I’ve been such a sucker for ganache recently–my GOODNESS, Liz! That leftover carton of cream in my fridge is going to a great cause: into the waistlines of all my friends. Whoo, so delish!

  25. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful tart Liz! Love how rich and smooth the chocolate is and the almond crust sounds heavenly! Definitely can’t wait to try this – pinned 🙂

  26. You sure do know how to bake. I’m in love with this recipe and when son next comes home I’m baking this for him. Thank you xoxo

  27. OMG this sounds like the BEST and most decadent dessert ever! I MUST try this for a special occassion, since I cannot trust myself with this whole dessert!

  28. I. AM IN. LOOOVE WITH THIS!!!! That almond crust seems like the perfect complement to the silky chocolate!

  29. I would not have an ounce of restraint with this in the house.

  30. Wow this looks so silky and shiny. I’ll bet it didn’t last long in your house.

  31. Your photographs are just fantastic. I too have recipes tucked away everywhere – including all over my computer. This one is about to join the ranks.

  32. Lizzy,
    I could eat this whole tart in one sitting. I’ve gotta try it soon.
    Annamaria

  33. Oh my gosh! I’m already salivating. This is beautiful and looks delicious.

  34. curious…I have an abundance of half and half on hand. What do you think of using that in place of the ‘cream’ which you didn’t say should be light or heavy/whipping?

    • Hi, Jo-Anne,
      I use heavy/whipping cream. I’m wondering if it would be too runny using half and half. You could try by using a smaller amount…but you might have to keep it chilled so it’s firm. Good luck!

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