Double chocolate & caramel tart, frosted pistachios & rum cream

Double chocolate & caramel tart, frosted pistachios & rum cream

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 50 mins plus chilling

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Serves 8 - 10

A stunning layered dessert to impress dinner party guests - assemble everything ahead of time for stress-free entertaining

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving (10)

  • kcal850
  • fat54g
  • saturates31g
  • carbs73g
  • sugars56g
  • fibre5g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.5g
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    For the pastry

    • 175g plain flour, plus a little for dusting
    • 85g icing sugar
    • 50g 70% good-quality cocoa powder
    • 140g butter, chilled and cubed



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 2 medium egg yolks, lightly beaten

    For the filling

    • 397g can of caramel or dulce de leche (I used Carnation Cook with Caramel)



      This is white, granulated sugar melted until it browns, after which it sets clear and hard when…

    • 250g dark chocolate, plus extra to serve
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    • 100ml milk



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    • 175ml double cream
    • 2 eggs



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    For the frosted pistachios

    • 75g shelled pistachios
    • 140g golden caster sugar

    For the rum cream

    • 250ml double cream
    • 50g icing sugar
    • 50ml dark rum


    1. To make the pastry, sift the flour, icing sugar and cocoa powder together in a bowl. Add the butter and rub together with your fingers until it matches the consistency of breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolks and mix with your fingers until it forms a soft paste. You may need to add a little iced water. You can do this in a food processor, pulsing the ingredients together if you prefer. Wrap the pastry in cling film and put in the fridge for at least 1 hr to rest. Can be made 2 days ahead.

    2. Take the pastry from the fridge and roll out on a lightly floured surface, to the thickness of a £1 coin. Use it to line a 23cm loose-based tart tin, making sure you work the pastry right into the crease and have it slightly overlapping the rim. Chill the pastry for 1 hr more.

    3. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line the chilled tart base with baking parchment, then fill with baking beans or rice and bake for 20 mins. Remove the pastry from the oven, take out the baking beans and parchment, and cook for a further 15-20 mins or until the base is crisp. Leave to cool.

    4. Once cooled, use a sharp knife to trim the excess pastry to leave a smooth edge. Spread the caramel over the base of the tart and place the whole thing in the freezer for at least 1 hr. Can be prepared to this stage up to 1 week ahead.

    5. The next day, heat oven to 140C/120C fan/ gas 1. To make the chocolate filling, melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water until just melted and set aside. In a separate pan, bring the milk and cream to the boil, stirring to make sure it doesn’t burn at the bottom. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy, then pour the hot cream onto the eggs while whisking. Pass this mixture through a sieve onto the melted chocolate and mix fairly quickly.

    6. Take the tart out of the freezer and pour the chocolate custard on top of the caramel. Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins until there is only a slight wobble. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for at least 2 hrs, or chill in the fridge for 1 hr before slicing. Can be done the day before.

    7. Meanwhile, make your frosted pistachios. Put the sugar and 30ml water in a pan, bring to the boil, then reduce by half – but don’t let it caramelise. Add the nuts and stir to crystallise the sugar. Tip onto a sheet of baking parchment and leave to cool.

    8. To make the rum cream, put the cream and sugar in a large bowl and whisk to soft peaks, then pour in the rum and whisk until firm. Place in the fridge to chill.

    9. When you’re ready to serve, crush the frosted nuts roughly with a pestle and mortar, then scatter over the top. Add neat spoonfuls or quenelles of the cream on top, then coat the tart in a layer of finely grated chocolate, and serve.

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    ayy's picture
    8th May, 2015
    great dish
    pamela_hendrix's picture
    5th May, 2015
    i had learned something to this post specially on how to bake a Double chocolate & caramel tart, frosted pistachios & rum cream. taste really good ... soundcloud plays
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