Pistachio Raspberry White Chocolate Tartlets
This pistachio raspberry white chocolate tartlets recipe is made with a pistachio shortbread base, raspberry almond financier, raspberry jam, and white chocolate pistachio ganache.
October 07, 2021
This recipe for pistachio raspberry and white chocolate tartlets is a showstopper. It's relatively simple to put together and, at the same time, quite an impressive dessert. This is perfect for serving when entertaining as it makes delicious individual servings. This dessert is composed of a pistachio shortbread crust filled with a raspberry almond financier layer, raspberry jam, topped with a white chocolate pistachio ganache and fresh raspberries. This dessert is then made into individual tartlets, but you can also make one big pistachio raspberry tart if you prefer. I hope you love this dessert as much as we did at home!
Ingredient & Utensils Notes
- Pistachio paste: I recommend using an unsweetened one. A great option can be found here.
- Raspberry jam: You can use a store-bought kind, or if you feel like making your jam, you can find an easy and delicious recipe here.
- White chocolate: I like to either use Valrhona or Callebaut.
- Fresh pistachios: This is what is used in the crust to give it some extra crunch. It's important to note that the pistachios must be unsalted.
- Raspberries: You can use frozen ones for the financier batter and fresh raspberries to top the tartlets.
- Tartlet tins: You need 6 10 cm tartlet tins for this recipe.
How to make this recipe
To make these pistachio raspberry tartlets is straightforward. You must:
- Make the white chocolate and pistachio ganache the night before and let it refrigerate overnight.
- Make the pistachio shortbread tart crust, roll it out, line the tartlet tins, and bake them.
- Make the raspberry almond financier batter.
- When the crust is baked and slightly golden, fill each tartlet with the financier batter. Bake until golden.
- Whip the white chocolate pistachio ganache until it forms soft peaks. It should also be smooth and shiny.
- Assemble the tartlets in this order. Start by topping with a thin layer of raspberry jam, then pipe small kisses of ganache until completely covered, and finally top with some fresh raspberries. Enjoy!
How to make pistachio shortbread
Making pistachio shortbread crust is like making any other shortbread crust. First, add the ground pistachios in with the flour at the end.
You can watch how to make shortbread crust here:
- Preheat the oven to 170 C°/340 F.
- Divide the dough into six pieces and roll out the shortbread crust 3 to 4 mm thick. Be sure to line the tartlet's tins with the dough.
- Line the inside of the tartlets with parchment paper and fill them with pie weights or rice. Bake for 10 minutes and then remove the paper with the weight.
- Bake an extra 10 minutes until slightly golden, and once done, fill each tartlet with the raspberry financier batter.
- Bake until financiers are set and golden. This will take about 25 minutes.
- Remove and let cool down at room temperature.
How to make pistachio white chocolate ganache
- Melt the white chocolate over a water bath
- In the meantime, bring the cream to a simmer and then remove it from the stove.
- Whisk in the pistachio paste until it has completely dissolved into the cream.
- Pour the cream over the melted white chocolate and whisk to combine.
- Transfer onto an airtight container and refrigerate overnight.
- When working with the shortbread crust, use the refrigerator to your advantage. As the dough softens, it will become challenging to work with. Just pop it back into the fridge for 20 minutes or so. Make sure to cover it, so it does not dry out adequately.
- Also, keep the pieces of dough you are not always working with in the refrigerator.
- After you make the shortbread crust refrigerate for about 2 hours before rolling out.
- Butter the tins because it helps when lining them with the crust. This will help the crusts slide into the containers directly making the job easier.
- After you roll out and line the tins, refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour before baking. You can get all the tips and tricks on how to roll out this dough and how to line a tart tin here.
- Fill the tartlets with the financier batter up to ¾ of the tartlet rim.
- Constantly stir when melting the white chocolate over a water bath.
- After transferring the ganache to a container, cover with plastic wrap (it should be touching the surface of the ganache) and then cover with the container's lid.
- The ganache needs to be refrigerated overnight before you whip it and apply it to the top of the raspberry tartlets.
- Use a number 8 piping tip to decorate the tartlets.
- Make sure to properly prebake the tartlets before filling them with the financier batter, or the base will remain soggy. The base should be golden before you add the financier batter.
- If the ganache is not chilled correctly, you won't be able to whip it to stiff peaks, and piping it onto the tartlets will be very difficult as it will not hold up.
- I recommend blending the ganache with a hand blender to make it extra smooth. This will also get rid of any pieces of pistachio paste that might still be there.
- If you are not comfortable using a piping bag, you can use a spoon to garnish the tartlets with the ganache. Then, just use the ack of the spoon to make some swirls!
Once assembled, the tartlets must be kept in the refrigerator and stored in an airtight container. They keep for up to 2-3 days.
I don't recommend freezing these tartlets once they have been assembled.
However, you can freeze the tartlets once they have been baked with the financier inside. Let them completely cool down, and then wrap each tartlet in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer container. They can be frozen for up to 1 month.
To Defrost: Place in the refrigerator overnight. Then proceed to top with the ganache and the raspberries, following the recipe instructions.
- Pistachio Shortbread: This can be made up to 48 in advance and kept wrapped correctly in the refrigerator. Let it sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before rolling it out.
- Financier batter: You can make it 24 hours in advance. This should be kept in the refrigerator stored in an airtight container.
- Baked tartlets with financier: You can bake up to 2 days in advance and keep in the refrigerator adequately covered.
- White chocolate pistachio ganache: This can be made up to 48 hours in advance and kept stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Assembled tartlets: These can be kept for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.
Variations to this recipe
This recipe can be made into one 22 cm (9 inches) tart.
If you don't have pistachio paste, you can make the ganache only white chocolate and add some crushed pistachios over the top after piping it onto the tart.
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 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition: 430 cal
Pistachio Shortbread Crust
Almond Raspberry Financier
White Chocolate Pistachio Ganache
Heavy Whipping Cream
Assembly of the Tartlets
- 1. Make the white chocolate pistachio ganache (1 day in advance): Melt the white chocolate over a water bath, stirring constantly. Bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer and then remove it from the stove. Add the pistachio paste and whisk until it has completely dissolved into the cream. Pour the cream over the melted white chocolate and whisk to combine until smooth. Blend the ganache using a hand blender until completely smooth, and no traces of pistachio paste can be seen. Transfer onto an airtight container and refrigerate overnight.
- 2. Make the pistachio shortbread crust: Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer, mix the butter with the powdered sugar until adequately combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the egg yolk and 1/3 of the flour and mix to combine. Finally, add the rest of the flour and the crushed pistachios and mix to combine. Until the dough is formed and no longer sticks to the side of the bowl. Shape the dough into a rectangle 2 cm high and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- 3. Make the almond raspberry financier batter: Melt the butter and set aside. Next, whisk all the dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, almond flour, sugar, powdered sugar) and add the egg whites. Mix to combine. Finally, add the melted butter and mix to combine.
- 4. Bake the pistachio shortbread crust: Divide the dough into six pieces and roll out each piece of the shortbread crust 3-4 mm thick. Butter the tins and line them with the pistachio shortbread. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 170 C°/340 F. Line the inside of the tartlets with parchment paper, fill them with pie weights, and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and the weights and bake until slightly golden—about 10 to 15 minutes. Next, fill the tartlets with the financier batter up to ¾ of the tartlet rim and bake until the financier is completely baked and golden—about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, remove the tins and let the raspberry tartlets cool down at room temperature.
- 5. Assemble the tartlets: Once they have cooled down, remove the ganache from the refrigerator and whip using the paddle attachment until soft, smooth, and it has formed soft peaks. Transfer the ganache to a piping bag with an 8-size piping tip. Cover each tartlet with a thin layer of raspberry jam. Then pipe small ganache kisses over each tartlet until completely covered and topped with fresh raspberries and crushed pistachios.
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