Dark Chocolate Ganache Raspberry Tart
This dark chocolate ganache tart has an almond shortbread crust, filled with raspberry jam, fresh raspberries, and silky dark chocolate ganache. The best chocolate raspberry tart.
March 30, 2022
I love a good chocolate tart and this recipe kicks it up a notch! This dark chocolate ganache raspberry tart is so easy to make you will treasure it forever and ever. It is made using my homemade shortbread crust (you can replace it with store-bought tart crust if you prefer), filled with homemade raspberry jam, fresh raspberries, and a luscious, silky dark chocolate ganache. This chocolate raspberry tart is the perfect dessert for any given occasion. I hope you love it as much as they did at home. Can’t wait for you to make it.
Ingredient & Material Notes
- Tart tin: this recipe calls for a 20 cm/8 inch tart tin with a removable bottom.
- Dark chocolate: to make the silky chocolate ganache, use good quality chocolate. I personally use Valrhona or Callebaut.
- Fresh raspberries: for the filling. Don’t use frozen raspberries as they will make the crust soggy and the ganache watery.
- Raspberry jam: I like to make my own - you can find a good recipe here: raspberry jam. However, feel free to use any kind of jam you like.
- Shortbread crust: I make my almond homemade shortbread crust recipe which is absolutely divine. If you are not inclined to make your own, you can always use the store-bought kind.
How to make this recipe
To make this chocolate ganache raspberry tart you simply have to:
- Make and pre-bake the shortbread crust
- Fill the tart with raspberry jam and fresh raspberries
- Make the chocolate ganache
- Fill the tart with the ganache
- Decorate the chocolate ganache tart
- To get all the tips and tricks on making the shortbread pastry and lining a tart tin, please check this recipe for homemade shortbread tart crust.
- When pre-baking the tart crust make sure to bake it until golden. If you want to make it extra crunchy and prevent it from becoming soggy, once the crust is golden, brush the base with a light layer of egg whites, then bake for an extra 5 minutes, or until the egg whites have completely dried off.
- Make sure the tart shell has completely cooled off before you start filling it.
- Slice the fresh raspberries in half and place them facing down on the bottom of the shortbread crust.
- You can refer to this post for all the tips and tricks when making the chocolate ganache: dark chocolate ganache.
- Make the chocolate ganache once the tart shell has been baked and filled with the jam and the fresh raspberries.
- Once you have made the chocolate ganache, immediately pour it over the tart shell going all the way up to the border.
- Let the chocolate ganache raspberry tart set overnight at room temperature.
- Use the leftover ganache to decorate the tart after it has properly set.
- You can either pipe the ganache onto the tart or spread it using a spatula or the back of a spoon if you don’t feel comfortable using a piping bag.
- If you don’t slice the raspberries and use whole ones, they risk being taller than the crust borders. This is important as you need an even surface when pouring the chocolate ganache, otherwise once it has set, cracks will form on the surface. Before filling the tart shell with the chocolate ganache, place it somewhere it doesn’t need to be moved for the next couple of hours. As the ganache is pretty liquid when first poured, if you attempt to move the tart, you risk to spilling the ganache.
- DO NOT place this tart in the refrigerator. It will make the ganache hard, and it will lose its silky, smooth texture.
Some elements of this chocolate raspberry tart can be made ahead, others can’t:
- Shortbread crust: it can be made ahead and kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours. You can even make it, line the tin, and keep the lined tart tin, covered in saran wrap, in the refrigerator until ready to bake for up to 24 hours.
- Raspberry jam: can be made and kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
- Chocolate ganache: it has to be made the moment you are ready to fill the tart shell.
This chocolate ganache tart must be kept at room temperature. It keeps for up to 3 days.
I don’t recommend you freeze this chocolate ganache tart.
Variations for this recipe
You can make this recipe without the raspberries or the raspberry jam. Simply fill the tart shell with the dark chocolate ganache and you’ll have a simple and delicious chocolate tart.
You can replace raspberries with blueberries if you prefer.
recipe in this Chocolate Mousse Pie with Oreo Crust recipe.
The ingredients used in all recipes on this site are measured using the metric system. I use a scale
to be precise with my measurements and ensure good results. If you would also like to use a scale, here are some: USA
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Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 10 serving
Nutrition: 250 cal
Dark chocolate ganache
Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1. Pre-bake the tart shell: : Roll out the shortbread pastry crust to 3-4 mm thick and line the tart tin. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 170 C°. Line the crust with parchment paper and fill with lentils, beans, rice, or pie weights. Bake for 12 minutes, then remove the paper + beans and bake until golden. Remove from the oven and let the crust cool down.
- 2. Assemble the dark chocolate ganache tart part 1: Spread a thin layer of raspberry jam over the base of the tart shell. Half the raspberries, and place them in a circular manner, covering the bottom of the shortbread crust facing down.
- 3. Make the chocolate ganache: Chop the dark chocolate into small pieces. Bring the cream to a simmer and pour over the chocolate. Let it sit for 2 minutes. Then whisk slowly until you obtain a smooth mixture. Whisk in the softened butter until completely incorporated into the ganache.
- 4. Assemble the raspberry chocolate tart part 2: : Pour the dark chocolate ganache onto the tart shell up to the border. Let the tart set at room temperature overnight. Scrape the sides of the bowl, cover the leftover ganache with saran wrap (it should be touching the ganache), and let it set at room temperature overnight.
- 5. Decorate the chocolate ganache tart: Fill a piping bag with the leftover ganache. Pipe out little kisses all around the border, then place some fresh raspberries around the ganache kisses. Enjoy!
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