This Chocolate Ganache Tart is a dessert for the decadence record books. A lemon scented butter cookie shell holds a luscious puddle of chocolate ganache that is the absolute star of the show. This dessert showstopper couldn’t be easier but anyone lucky enough to have a taste will definitely think otherwise.
In my opinion, there’s no other way a dessert should be than decadent. And chocolate. Go big or go home, right? This week’s Sunday Supper theme is Fat Sunday and we’re sharing decadent or Mardi Gras inspired recipes. My Chocolate Ganache Tart definitely gets filed in the decadent category.
A thick butter cookie crust scented with lemon that contains a large puddle of chocolate ganache. Although this tart is a showstopper, it couldn’t be easier. The shell quickly comes together in the food processor and is in and out of the oven for a quick tan in no time.
If the shell was easy, the dark chocolate ganache is simply child’s play. Heavy cream swirls together with bittersweet chocolate to form the most heavenly, luscious filling. The raspberries are purely for show and color, we all know it’s about the chocolate ganache.
- 3 tablespoons slivered almonds
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1-1/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons butter, cut into cubes
- 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 1.25 cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In food processor, pulse almonds until finely ground. Add sugar, flour, zest and salt and pulse until combined.
- Add butter, pulsing until coarse crumbs form. Dough should clump together when squeezed.
- Transfer dough to a 9" tart pan with a removable bottom. Using a measuring cup, evenly press dough in bottom and up sides of pan to form crust.
- Bake 20 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- In a large bowl, add chocolate and whipping cream. Microwave for 1-1/2 minutes. Add vanilla and stir together until smooth.
- Pour ganache into cooled tart shell and let stand until completely set.
- Store in refrigerator.
I dare you to find an easier, more decadent dessert! If I can create this tart on a weekday in between carpool trips, errands and the general mayhem associated with having three small children, I guarantee you can do it with no problem whatsoever.
I simply warn you that it’s difficult to stop at having just one slice.
Thanks so much to Leslie from La Cocina de Leslie for hosting this week. Looking for other decadent and Mardi Gras inspired recipes? Look no further than this week’s Sunday Supper table:
Cocktails & Other Beverages:
- The Hurricane Cocktail Recipe from An Appealing Plan
- The French 75 from Kimchi MOM
- Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Fried Oysters and Remoulade from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Shrimp in Mustard Sauce from Noshing With The Nolands
- Mini Sweet Potato Pies from MealDiva
- Cajun Crab Beignets from Delaware Girl Eats
- Pancetta and Mushroom Arancini from Ruffles & Truffles
- Creole Shrimp Po Boy Recipe from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Chicken and Sausage Gumbo from Supper for a Steal
- Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya from Yours And Mind Are Ours
- Vegan Pizza Waffles from Killer Bunnies, Inc.
- Red Beans and Rice from Cookin’ Mimi
- Baked Catfish Po’Boy from Curious Cuisiniere
- Muffaletta from Casa de Crews
- Bayou Seafood and Andouille Jambalaya from The Weekend Gourmet
- Seafood Gumbo from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Cajun Rice & Beans from Momma’s Meals
- Creole Celery Root Bisque (with Lobster) from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Louisiana Roasted Barbecue Shrimp from Food Lust People Love
- Cajun Dirty Rice Bowls from The Dinner-Mom
- New Orleans Fried Chicken from Family Foodie
- Baked Endive and Pears in Blue Cream Sauce from Shockingly Delicious
- Okra Creole from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Banana Creme Pie with Honey Whipped Cream and Pecan Brittle from The Foodie Patootie
- Chocolate Ganache Tart from Melanie Makes
- Banana Bread Pudding from Gotta Get Baked
- Delicious Saffron Baked Beignets from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- New Orleans Bread Pudding with Caramel Whiskey Sauce from La Bella Vita Cucina
- Polish Paczki from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Buttermilk Beignets from The Messy Baker
- Eggless Bread Pudding in a Jar from What Smells So Good?
- Mint Julep Bars from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Mardi Gras Cupcakes w/ Cinnamon Frostingfrom Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Mardi Gras Long Johns from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Mexican Chocolate Coffee Cake from La Cocina de Leslie
- Fasnetküchle from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Cheesecake Swirl Brownies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pecan and Chocolate Pralines from Desserts Required
- Chocolate Raspberry Cake from Clarks Condensed
- Baked Coconut Beignets from Mess Makes Food
- Ravioli dolci di Carnevale from Manu’s Menu
- Strawberry Paczki from Neighborfood
- Blackberry Fritters from girlichef
- Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake from Magnolia Days
- Flourless Chocolate Cake in a Mug w/ Coconut Cream from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Pecan Bars from Pies and Plots
- “Skinny Tuesday” Bananas Foster Cheesecake Parfaits from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Mocha Pear Cake from Happy Baking Days
- Skinny Baked Beignets from Daily Dish Recipes