Showing posts with label almond chocolate tart. Show all posts
Showing posts with label almond chocolate tart. Show all posts

Monday, September 8, 2014

Almond ChocolateTart

Since I was visiting the Old Port, my daughter asked me to buy this dessert for her. However when I went to the bakery, I was told it was out of season. So, I thought I could get out of it that easy. I said to my daughter, "Sorry Sweetie but they didn't have any until this Fall." Well, my daughter than suggested for me to make it. Reluctantly, I told her I would. It is very good. To me, I love anything with chocolate and nuts. It is a very rich dessert.
Almond Chocolate Tart
One 9 inch tart shell
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups almonds, toasted and finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cups bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
3 Tbsp half and half
garnish: toasted almonds

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, butter, vanilla, and salt. 
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. 
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the chopped toasted almonds.
  4. Stir to combine and set aside to cool.
  5. Add the egg and mix well.
  6. In a tart pan, line with the tart shell.
  7. Pour the almond mixture evenly into the tart shell. 
  8. Bake the tart for 20 minutes. Rotate the tart.
  9. Bake the tart for another 15 minutes or until golden brown. 
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  11. Add the chopped chocolate into a small heatproof bowl. Set aside.
  12. In a small saucepan, heat the half and half to a boil. 
  13. Pour the heated half and half over the chopped chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  14. Pour the ganache evenly over the almond tart.
  15. Garnish with the additional toasted almonds.
Recipe adapted from the Standard Baking Co. Pastries Cookbook.

One year ago............................I made Corn Salsa.
Two years ago..........................I made PB Brownies.
Did you already know.......................
-The Old Port is located in Portland, Maine by the waterfront.
-The Old Port has cobbled streets and historic, brick buildings.
-In the Old Port, there are an assortment of stores, restaurants, and cruises.