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Home Style Milk Chocolate and Almond Tart Dessert For Any Occasion

This almond tart recipe is perfect for all the chocolate lovers out there. It is delicate, light and fluffy and is a great way to end your meal. The crust of this tart is made with a mix of ground almonds and all-purpose flour, which makes it very light in texture.

The filling for this tart is made with milk, eggs, sugar, butter and cocoa powder. This filling should be poured into the almond crust and then baked in a preheated oven until set.

When it comes out of the oven it should be cooled before serving to avoid any messy fingers!

Milk Chocolate and Almond Tart Recipe

The original recipe called for caramelized white valrhona chocolate and peanuts instead of almonds. While caramelized white chocolate would be absolutely divine in this and my favorite type of chocolate, I had milk chocolate on hand.

So it became a milk chocolate almond tart out of raiding my own cupboard necessity. This tart was very easy to make but tasted like it was straight out of a high-end patisserie.

This time Charlie wasn’t as inquisitive about the tart but more about the photos afterward. He sits right next to my computer, watching the cursor move round and round, watching the images change.

Literally blocking half my screen, but he loves it so much I just work around him. While Christmas is sleeping on top of the pajamas I left on the floor. The kitties definitely have the power in this apartment.

Nut Pastry Ingredients

  • 100g salted almonds
  • 100g sugar
  • 50g butter

Instructions:

  1. Line a 6×3 inch cake pan with parchment paper, bottom, and sides. Set aside.
  2. Chop almonds roughly. Melt the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until golden caramel, and quickly stir in the chopped almonds.
  3. Pour the mass onto a silpat lined baking sheet and let cool completely. Blend half till the consistency of flour and chop the rest roughly.
  4. Melt butter in a small saucepan and mix it with the almond flour and coarse almonds.
  5. Pour into the prepared pan and push down to form an even base. Let it chill in the fridge while making the ganache.

Milk Chocolate Ganache Recipe

  • 200g milk chocolate
  • 100mml heavy cream
  • 15g glucose
  • 1 nip salt

Instructions:

  1. Chop the chocolate roughly and place it in a large bowl.
  2. Bring cream and glucose to the boiling point in a small saucepan.
  3. Pour it over the chocolate. Stir until the ganache comes together and gets a beautiful glossy surface.
  4. Season with salt. Pour in the nut pastry base and let chill overnight.

Decoration

  • Milk chocolate, melted
  • Sugar decorating pearls
  • Flaky salt

Remove the tart from the pan and peel it away from the parchment. Place on a serving plate.

Drizzle in a pattern with chocolate and top with pearls. Sprinkle with flaky salt right before serving.

For The Filling

The Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips and 1 teaspoon coconut oil should be placed in a microwavable dish, melted for 30 seconds, then stirred and microwaved again if not melted.

After each microwaving session, stir well. Once the filling is melted, spoon it into the almond shells.

You can also use Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Bittersweet Chocolate Chips and Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips as well. These can also be used a part of the filling.

Last but not least, place the almond butter in a microwave-safe dish. Pour over the chocolate almond tarts after microwaving for 30 seconds.

Let it cool. You can serve these as an easy and tasty dessert addition to your holiday dessert table once they cool.

Recipe @MajaVase

How Do You Make The Ganache? What Kind Of Chocolate Do You Use?

You should balance the sweetness of the almond pastry filling with some good quality dark chocolate. My favorite chocolate to use for ganache is Chocolove Dark, but use whatever you like. A little of the chocolate gets chopped up and sprinkled on top.

What Is The Difference Between Almond Paste And Almond Pastry?

There is a big difference between almond paste and almond pastry filling. You can find them both in the baking aisle of your local grocery store.

Although both almond paste and almond sugar are made from almonds and sugar, almond paste is much thicker, coarser, and crumblier, perfect for grating or crumbling over pastry dough, like cinnamon rolls.

It’s spreadable, almost like jam, so you can use it between cake layers, as a filling for muffins, and for today’s chocolate almond tart as the sweet almond layer.

Is It Okay To Use Store-Bought Pie Dough?

If you have to. Making your own pie dough is so much easier and tastes so much better.

How It Turned Out

Hope you liked it! I sure did :p

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