TWD: Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart

It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for Tuesdays with Dorie. This week Carla of Chocolate Moosey chose Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart, which is available on her blog or in Dorie Greenspan’s fabulous book, Baking: From My Home to Yours on pages 355-357.

Have I ever said how much I love Dorie’s Sweet Tart Dough? It’s not sweet tart in the sense that it’s sweet and tart, it’s a tart dough that’s sweet. :) It’s so easy to work with and I don’t get the pie dough phobia that I get every time I try to make and roll out a pie dough. No this dough is delicious, has just the right amount of sweetness, and it’s tender without falling apart.

Now, make some homemade dark caramel and chop some nuts, spread them in that fabulous tart dough, top with rich bittersweet chocolate ganache, and you have this week’s tempting treat.

Some of the TWD bakers said that they had to much ganache. I actually put as much as I could into the tart dough, chilled it for 20 minutes, then added the rest and spread it around the top. I chilled for the remaining 10 minutes and it worked perfectly, no left over ganache.

My pictures are crap this week. Hopefully I can snap a few more in the daylight, but wanted to make sure I got this post up. UPDATE: Added new photos, but still aren’t the greatest. :-p

Be sure to check out how the other TWD bakers faired!

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35 Responses to TWD: Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart

  1. 1
    Chow and Chatter says:

    oh wow this looks divine you need to enter this one into another competition Rebecca

  2. 2
    Lynda says:

    The picture looks wonderful to me- of course chocolate is one of my main food groups! Well done.

  3. 3
    Fallon says:

    mmm yum!

  4. 4
    pinkstripes says:

    Your tart looks wonderful. Great job!

  5. 5
    Katrina says:

    I knew just looking at posts this week will probably add pounds on me! No need for better pictures. It looks great!

  6. 6
    Teanna says:

    Those pictures are not crap! They are great! And I love the way you spread the ganache! I tried that, but failed miserably! Haha! Gorgeous job – sorry you thought there was too much ganache, though! It is very rich!

  7. 7
    Kayte says:

    I love the way the top looks all swirly in the first photo, no way could I get mine to do that. Of course, you know me, I wasn't going to spend a lot of time messing with chocolate, but I do admire that when I see it in others. Great job, inside and out!

  8. 8
    myfamousrecipe says:

    I love that photo of the long, slender slice. It makes me wish I had some left (but that tart didn't last more than two days at my house!).

  9. 9
    biz319 says:

    Yum! Definitely think that is insulin worthy! :D

  10. 10
    Amanda says:

    Thanks all!

    biz – LOL – yeah not!

  11. 11
    Tia says:

    i agree with you on the sweet tart dough. amazing! and i think your pics are great!

  12. 12
    mike says:

    They look fantastic – love how your ganache turned out. The dough IS fantastic isn't it! I'm glad I made some additional batches to keep on hand – nicely done this week!

  13. 13
    chocolatechic says:

    I had to much ganache.

    So I am going to make some hot chocolate with it.

    • 13.1
      Clara says:

      Could you please share the ganache recipe? :)

      • Hi Clara! Hee’s the ganache recipe:

        8 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
        1 cup + 2 tablespoons heavy cream
        4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces, room temperature

        Put the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl and have a whisk or a rubber spatula at hand.

        Bring the cream to a boil. Then pour half of it over the chocolate and let sit for 30 seconds. Working with the whisk/spatula, very gently stir the chocolate and cream together in small circles. Pour in the remainder of the cream and blend it into the chocolate. When the ganache is smooth and shiny, stir in the butter piece by piece. Don’t stir any more than you must to blend the ingredients – the less you work it, the darker, smoother and shinier it will be.

  14. 14
    Lauryn says:

    wow, your tart looks perfect! I too, absolutely love the sweet tart dough! It is amazing! I think your pictures look incredible!!! :)

  15. 15
    SUGAR B says:

    I know you are saving me a piece, right?

    Beautiful, gorgeous, and lovely.

  16. 16
    tastyeatsathome says:

    I want to eat this, like, RIGHT NOW. Looks so delicious.

  17. 17
    Kimberly Johnson says:

    Fantastic looking tart! I love Dorie's sweet tart dough too.

  18. 18
    natalia says:

    Ciao Amanda ! I loved this tart too ! Yours look divine !!

  19. 19
    Cakelaw says:

    This looks wonderful Amanda. I had a fight with the ganache, but it still tasted great!

  20. 20
    Susan says:

    Your tart looks beautiful and your pictures are lovely. I love the swirl marks on yours!

  21. 21
    MaryBeth says:

    WOW…this looks sinful and delish….

  22. 22
    Romaine says:

    Interesting comments about the tart dough. I had a little trouble with mine. Not as flaky as yours. Your new pictures look good too.

  23. 23
    Maria says:

    I need to make this one!

  24. 24
    Tammy says:

    your tart looks just perfect!

  25. 25
    margot says:

    Beautiful tart, your crust looks especially nice, so does that thick layer of ganache.

  26. 26
    Ingrid says:

    I thought your photos looked fine but we're are toughest critic.

  27. 27
    Julie says:

    That looks completely divine. I love Tuesdays!

  28. 28
    Karen says:

    I do not think your pictures are crap! Your tart looks perfect though! :) Nice job!

  29. 29
    Kevin says:

    That looks so decadently, chocolaty and good! Pass me a slice please.

  30. 30
    Erin@The Sweet Life says:

    Your pictures aren't crap! They're very good! I read about your pie dough phobia, and it cracked me up! I'm the opposite. Every time I see that we have to use the sweet tart dough, I cringe. I just can't get it right, but I LOVE Dorie's pie crust…it's never failed me yet! Too funny!

  31. 31
    Carrie says:

    That looks yummy!!

  32. 32
    Tami says:

    I sure understand pie crust phobia! You've done awesome with this tart. I bet that it was every bit as good as it looks!

  33. 33
    Pamela says:

    Wasn't this one just fabulous? Can't wait to try it again soon. Yours looks simply terrific!

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