Indulge in this divine Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart that strikes the perfect balance between rich, luscious dark chocolate and the fruity tang of fresh raspberries. This stunning dessert is not only a feast for your taste buds but also a treat for the eyes, making it an ideal choice for special occasions or a weekend indulgence. Follow our easy step-by-step recipe to create this scrumptious pastry masterpiece that will impress both family and friends alike.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours
Yield: 8 servings
- 1 pre-made chocolate pie crust (9-inch)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- Optional: powdered sugar, for dusting
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the pre-made chocolate pie crust on a baking sheet.
- Bake the pie crust for 10-12 minutes or until it’s firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
- In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium-low heat until it’s hot but not boiling. Remove from heat.
- Add the chopped dark chocolate to the hot cream and let it sit for 1-2 minutes. Then, using a whisk, gently stir the mixture until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth and glossy.
- Stir in the vanilla extract and salt. Let the chocolate ganache cool for about 10 minutes.
- Once the ganache has cooled slightly, pour it into the cooled pie crust, making sure it covers the crust evenly. Scatter the raspberries over the top of the ganache, pressing them down slightly so they’re partially submerged.
- Chill the tart in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until the ganache is set.
- Before serving, dust the tart with powdered sugar, if desired. Slice and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
- If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can use semi-sweet chocolate instead of dark chocolate.
- You can also use a homemade chocolate pastry crust if you have the time and inclination.
- If you can’t find fresh raspberries, try using another type of berry, like strawberries or blueberries.
- For a dairy-free option, substitute the heavy cream with coconut cream.
Wine or Beverage Pairings
A glass of ruby port or a fruity red wine like a Pinot Noir would be a perfect complement to this rich dessert.