Chocolate and Raspberry Tarts

This month’s Classic French challenge over on Blue Kitchen Bakes is chocolate ganache.  I always find ganache incredibly rich so this time I decided to add a bit of raspberry sauce to the bottom of each tart to counteract the richness. I thickened my normal raspberry sauce with a touch of cornflour to stop it running out once we cut into the tarts and it worked well. There is nothing difficult about making the ganache and it is really quick to prepare. The only time consuming process to these delicious chocolate and raspberry tarts is making your own pastry but if you are short of time then a good quality store bought pastry would speed the process up giving you an elegant and decadent dessert in just over half an hour.

Chocolate and Raspberry Tarts

Yield: 6 individual tarts

Chocolate and Raspberry Tarts

Ingredients

  • Sweet shortcrust pastry
  • For the raspberry coulis:
  • 300g raspberries
  • 2 tblsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • For the chocolate ganache:
  • 150ml double cream
  • 190g dark chocolate, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200° C (400°F).
  2. Make up one batch of sweet shortcrust pastry and prepare 6 small individual tart cases.
  3. Bake blind for 15 minutes. Remove paper and baking beans and return to oven for a further 5 - 10 minutes to dry out.
  4. To prepare the raspberry coulis:
  5. Puree the raspberries (leaving some whole for decoration), icing sugar and lemon juice using a stick blender.
  6. Pour through a sieve to remove all seeds.
  7. If you prefer the raspberry sauce to be slightly thicker you can mix 1 tsp of cornflour with some of the puree. Heat remaining puree in a saucepan and then stir in the cornflour mixture and stir until thickened.
  8. Set to one side.
  9. To prepare the chocolate ganache:
  10. Heat the cream in a saucepan until just boiling.
  11. Add the chopped chocolate and stir with a spatula until fully melted and smooth.
  12. Remove from heat and leave for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
  13. To assemble the tarts:
  14. Spoon some raspberry coulis into the bottom of each pastry shell.
  15. Fill the shells with chocolate ganache ensuring a nice smooth finish on top.
  16. Decorate with whole raspberries.
  17. Serve at room temperature.
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21 thoughts on “Chocolate and Raspberry Tarts

  1. Zoe

    Hi Angela,

    Your little chocolate tarts look very pretty… and yummy too to have a little tang from the coulis inside these tarts.

    Zoe

  2. Suzanne Perazzini

    Your tarts look delightful and I like the addition of the raspberries to cut through the sugar a little. I often use gelatin to make sure the filling doesn’t fall out of the pie shells. It’s so annoying when that happens – spoils the photos. LOL.

  3. Anne Regalado

    Hi Angela ! I’m salivating over these tarts 😀 They look fabulous ! I love that you’ve added some raspberry sauce to balance the richness of the chocolate 🙂

  4. Jen Price

    As much as I love ganach I agree it can be a bit too much this time so I love the sound of the raspberry sauce layer. Thanks for entering into Classic French

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