Pistachio Chocolate Tart with Caramel Mascarpone

Pistachio Chocolate Tart with Caramel Mascarpone And Ganache

Pistachio Chocolate Tart with Caramel Mascarpone And Ganache By: Chef Lauren Mitterer. Hello friends, so how are you today? All good, I hope. Are you looking for a nice and sweet recipe?

If so I have a tempting recipe to share with you today:

How To Make Pistachio Chocolate Tart with Caramel Mascarpone And Ganache:

Serves: 6-8

Tart Shell:

225g butter

100g caster sugar

Pinch Salt

280g plain flour

60g cocoa powder

60g Ground Pistachio nuts

Caramel Mascarpone Ganache:

225 mascarpone cheese 

50g caramel sauce (see recipe below) 

180g chocolate, chopped 

180g single cream 

Caramel Sauce:

125ml water

300g white sugar

25g corn syrup

250g butter

225g double cream

Pistachio Chocolate Tart with Caramel Mascarpone And Ganache:

A chocolate tart, also known as chocolate cream pie, is a dessert consisting of dark chocolate, cream and eggs, beaten together, poured into a crisp, sweetened pastry shell and baked until firm.

This one has a yummy caramel mascarpone and ganache to accompany it. Yum!

How to make this chocolate tart recipe:

For The Tart Shell:

1.) Combine in the bowl of an electric mixer until dough forms. Gently press into the desired tart pan or individual tartlet pans. Place in freezer until firm.

2.) Place a small square of parchment paper on top of the dough and place either baking weights or dried beans on top.

3.) Bake in 400C / 180C/gas mark 6 oven until sides are slightly firm, approximately 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

4.) Remove weights and bake again to crisp, approx 5 minutes. If the dough is not baked enough it will be challenging to remove from pans.

For the Caramel Mascarpone Ganache:

1.) Firstly, combine mascarpone and caramel sauce in the bowl of an electric mixer with a whisk attachment. Whip until stiff.

2.) Spread in the bottom of the tart shell(s) and refrigerate.

3.) Bring cream to a boil in a saucepan, pour over chopped chocolate in separate bowl. Starting from the middle stir until cream is incorporated.

For The Caramel Sauce:

1.) Firstly, in a saucepan combine, in this order, water, sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil and cook until syrup reaches desired golden colour.

2.) While the sugar is boiling have a cup of water and brush near. Occasionally brush the sides of the pot with water to prevent the sugar from crystallizing.

3.) Once the sugar syrup is golden carefully add the butter and heavy cream while stirring. Add liquid slowly to prevent splashing, the mixture will also bubble so make sure your arms are protected.

4.) Once all cream and butter are added remove from saucepan and place in the desired storage container. Leave at room temperature stirring occasionally, once cool place in refrigerator to cool completely.

Assembling The Tart:

1.) Gently scoop chocolate cream mixture (ganache) onto the caramel mascarpone mixture already in tart shells. Make sure ganache is warm enough so that it forms a smooth top.

2.) Refrigerate the finished tart until ready to serve. Top with toasted, salted pistachios.

Last but not least, enjoy!

Cook’s Tip:

The remaining caramel sauce is delicious poured over ice cream.

Pistachio Chocolate Tart with Caramel Mascarpone And Ganache...

Pistachio Chocolate Tart with Caramel Mascarpone And Ganache:

So what do you think of this recipe? Great for afternoon tea! Do you fancy trying it? Because I know I do.

*Recipe and recipe photography by American Pistachios*

*No Payment was received*

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6 Comments

  1. stevebethere
    19th April 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Looks very tasty you could have shared some LOL :-)Have a slurrrptastic day Claire 🙂

  2. Morgan Prince
    20th April 2016 / 9:32 am

    They look really tasty, the recipe looks a bit complicated for me but I'd certainly enjoy eating them! :)#wednesdaybloghop

  3. Margarett Murphy
    21st April 2016 / 5:51 pm

    These look amazing..

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