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Chocolate-Raspberry Tart with a Gingersnap Crust


Serves eight to ten.

Yields one 9-1/2-inch tart.

The chocolate filling is a variation on the ganache for the Chocolate-­Raspberry Truffles. For the crust, you’ll need nothing fancier than a bag of store-bought gingersnaps.

  • Vegetable oil for the pan
  • About 40 gingersnap wafers (to yield 1-1/2 cups finely ground)
  • 4 Tbs. melted unsalted butter
  • 3-1/2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 8 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy cream
  • Small pinch salt

Position a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 325°F. Oil the sides and bottom of a 9-1/2-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. In a food processor, grind the gingersnaps until they’re the texture of sand. Transfer to a bowl, add the melted butter, and work it in by squishing the mixture together with your hands. Press into the sides and bottom of the oiled tart pan. Set the pan on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 20 minutes to firm. Bake the tart crust on the baking sheet until fragrant, about 15 minutes, checking and rotating if needed to make the sure the crust doesn’t get too dark. Set on a rack to cool.

Chocolate-Raspberry Tart with a Gingersnap Crust Recipe Chocolate-Raspberry Tart with a Gingersnap Crust Recipe
A gingersnap crust needs no rolling. Simply press it into the tart pan with the bottom of a measuring cup or a jar. These berries won't sink into the chocolate filling. The ganache is chilled slightly before the raspberries go on.

Meanwhile, pass 1 cup of the berries through a food mill fitted with a fine disk or force them through a fine sieve, mashing with a wooden spoon, into a medium bowl. You’ll have about 1/2 cup purée; set it aside and discard the contents of the strainer. Put the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. Heat the cream just until boiling. Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate; whisk to blend. Stir in the raspberry purée and the salt. Pour the mixture (called a ganache) into the cooled tart shell. Refrigerate until the ganache is fairly firm, about 1 hour. Arrange the remaining raspberries on top of the ganache; they should completely cover the surface. Chill until the ganache is completely firm, about 30 minutes, and serve.

Make Ahead Tips

This tart can be made up to a day ahead.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : based on ten servings, Calories (kcal): 350, Fat (kcal): 25, Fat Calories (g): 220, Saturated Fat (g): 14, Protein (g): 3, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 7, Carbohydrates (mg): 33, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 2, Sodium (g): 150, Cholesterol (g): 55, Fiber (g): 7,

Photo: Scott Phillips

The raspberry purée chocolate filling was delicious, but putting it in a gingersnap crust is a weird flavor combination. I would make this recipe again using a different crust. No one ate it at home or at work.

This is a very good recipe for a special occasion. The bonus is that iIt is easy to make. I found the raspberry puree that is added into the chocolate to be a little tart, so I mixed in a couple of teaspoons of raspberry syrup. It was just what the tart needed, and it enhanced the flavor of the ganache. I have made it several times, and it is always delicious.

I made this dessert for Christmas last year, and thought to review it because I'm making it again tonight for house guests! Everyone loved this dessert, and it's extremely easy to make. The berries make it festive.

I love making this recipe. It gets rave reviews each time.

Absolutely delicious. A bit time-consuming and labour intensive but very much worth the effort.

Tastes as good as it looks, and pretty simple to make. Sinfully delicious.

This is my favorite summer dessert when rasperries are in season! Easy to make, great presentation - this recipe has it all!

Not only beautiful, but very good, and easy to make! A winner all around! I just made it yesterday to take to a Valentine party today.

A great combination of flavors. The gingersnap crust is easy and adds lots of flavor. I've made this recipe and then made 4 6-inch tarts instead of one large tart.

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