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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Chocolate Ganache Tart

Chocolate Ganache Tart
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 3 tablespoons slivered blanched almonds
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1¾ cups (spooned and leveled) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange or lemon zest, (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make dough: In a food processor, pulse almonds until finely ground. Add sugar, flour, zest (if desired), and salt; pulse until combined. Add butter, pulsing until coarse crumbs form with no large butter lumps (dough should clump together when squeezed with fingers).
  2. Immediately transfer dough to a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Using a measuring cup, evenly press dough in bottom and up sides of pan.
  3. Bake in center of oven until golden brown and firm to the touch, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Make ganache: Place chocolate in a large mixing bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Pour hot cream, through a sieve, over chocolate. Stir until smooth and creamy in texture. Mix in vanilla.
  5. Pour chocolate mixture into center of cooled tart shell (if chocolate is lumpy, pass through a sieve). Let stand until set, about 2 hours, or chill for 1 hour.


  1. 1

    It would be nice to include the picture with the recipe. Please advise how to print the picture.
    This looks very good, I do make tarts, they are easier and less sweets than cakes.
    Thank you.

    • Jane Maynard

      hi laverne!

      I do not have the picture included in the body of the recipe because most readers request that it NOT be included so it doesn’t use up too much ink when they print the recipe 🙂

      in this case, probably the easiest way for you to print is to right click on the image, save it to your computer, then open it and print from whatever program you use to view photos on your computer.

      hope that’s helpful!
      jane 🙂

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