Monday, January 20, 2014

Raspberry Truffle Tart

How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways... Well, I think these Raspberry Truffle Tarts would count as one or maybe even two!  It's almost Valentine's Day and time to be thinking of a decadent treat for that someone special.

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It's so rich and chocolately! Make this for that someone special today!

Raspberry Truffle Tarts

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield - 4 small tarts
    • (From Williams Sonoma)
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2 Tbs. very cold water
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1⁄3 cup sugar
    • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
    • 8 Tbs. (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1⁄4-inch cubes
    • 1 cup whipping (heavy) cream
    • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
    • Raspberries
    • 1 tablespoon raspberry liqueur, if desired
    • Raspberry jam
    Dough - see * Notes
    1. Preheat oven to 350
    2. In a small bowl, stir together the egg yolk, water and vanilla; set aside.
    3. In a stand mixer fitted with the flat beater, stir together the flour, sugar and salt in the mixer bowl. Add the butter and beat on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with butter pieces no larger than small peas.
    4. Add the egg mixture and beat just until the dough pulls together.
    5. Transfer the dough to a work surface, pat into a ball and flatten into a disk.
    6. To roll out the dough, on a lightly floured board, flatten the disk with 6 to 8 gentle taps of the rolling pin. Lift the dough and give it a quarter turn. Lightly dust the top of the dough or the rolling pin with flour as needed, then roll out until the dough is about 1/8 inch thick. Use a small, sharp knife to cut out a round or rounds 2 inches greater in diameter than your tart pan or larger tartlet pans.
    7. Bake for 20 minutes until lightly golden brown. Let cool.
    8. Use 4 5-6" tart pans with removable bottoms
    1. In a medium saucepan combine the whipping cream, chocolate chips and stir constantly until smooth
    2. Remove from heat and add 1 T of raspberry liqueur if desired.
    3. Brush each shell with warmed raspberry jam (seedless)
    4. Divide the chocolate mixture between the 4 baked and cooled tart shells and let set at room temperature until set ~ 2 hours
    5. Top with raspberries (and whipped cream if desired)
    NOTES: you may buy ready made pie crust to keep it simple

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    1. Raspberries are my favourite thing ever, even better when paired with chocolate!

      Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    2. You did such a great job on this tart, it's perfect in appearance and taste!

    3. What a gorgeous looking tart Deb! Raspberries and chocolate are always a winning combination and this sounds perfect for Valentine's Day :)

    4. Omgoodness! These tarts are gorgeous! And I love dark chocolate and raspberries together! :)

    5. Deb, Looks great. Thanks for sharing. Pinning and visiting Dina for her recipe.

    6. Oh my gosh ... this sounds fab! On my way over to pin it :)

      1. Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays, Deb! Pinned to our party board!

    7. I am DYING over this recipe. Looks and sounds fantastic and your photos are STUNNING!

    8. Absolutely beautiful and delicious! This one is going on my Valentine's Day board at Pinterest!

    9. this is my kinda breakfast, lunch and dinner!

    10. Great photos and presentation. Now I will go check out the recipe.

    11. OMG, I want one right now Deb!! Those are gorgeous! :)

    12. These are so beautiful, Deb! Absolutely stunning, and it will surely take care of my chocolate cravings!

    13. I love chocolate and raspberries, so you had me with the title. The recipe sealed the deal...delicious! I can't wait to make this for my family!

    14. you can't go wrong with chocolate and raspberries, huh?!? Amazing pictures! I'd love for you to come link up at Skip The Housework Saturday, live now!

    15. They look beautiful! Your pictures are truly good! Thanks for stopping by Saturday Dishes Valentine's blog hop and linking this up. I pinned it!

      Diane Roark

    16. I love your site, but this recipe looks mouth wateringly delicious! Yummy. Chocolate and raspberries are the best combo!

    17. wow these are perfect and beautiful!!

    18. Deb, your tarts are LOVELY! I found you through Karyn's Two Cup Tuesday link party

    19. These are so pretty!! Perfect sweet treat for your valentine! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes!

    20. I just had to feature this delicious tart today at:
      Diane Roark

    21. I will be featuring this recipe during the weekend at! I'm so loving this! I found you at have had these tart pans for years and never really found a recipe I liked enough to make - now I have!
      Thanks Deb--I will be visiting often now that I found you!

    22. I am absolutely swooning over these gorgeous little glad you shared them at Saturday Night Fever and I can't wait to try them!!

    23. These look like the perfect little Valentine's Day treat! Love them!


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