Chocolate Ganache Tart

April 02nd, 2006  | Category: Chocolate, Tarts and Pies

Chocolate Ganache Tart

As previously featured on my best friend’s oh-so-delicious blog Baking Fairy, here is the Chocolate Ganache Tart. The recipe belongs to Martha Stewart. As always, her recipe is right on target. Crisp almond based tart dough topped with to-die-for velvety ganache.

When you come across perfect recipes like these, the only way to personalize it and make it your own is how you present it. So I crafted a stencil, placed it on top of the ganache and sprinkled the cropped parts with powdered sugar. Before you apply the coating of powdered sugar, you must wait for the ganache to set completely in the refrigerator (overnight if possible; if not at least 4 hours) otherwise your precious stencil may disappear in a matter of minutes.

You can either craft your own stencil or use one of Martha’s clip-art templates. Each link will take you to another link with its respective pdf document. Just print the document, cut around the clip-art to fit the size of your tart shell and crop the image.

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  1. 1 - bakingfairy on April 3rd, 2006

    This is such a great idea, it is so impressive! I am jealous:))

  2. 2 - Ayse Durukan on April 11th, 2006

    The picture with the dog looks great; the chocolate tart was one of the best I’ve eaten. Next time let’s try in in raspberry season with raspberries; I bet it’ll be the best.

  3. 3 - Alev on May 16th, 2006

    Gercekten harika. Ellerine saglik. BEnde cok kiskandim 🙂

  4. 4 - The Little Black Dress Of Tarts: Chocolate Ganache Tart with Goji Berries — Chocolate Chipped on December 9th, 2007

    […] I doubt you recognize it as being the same dish because it looks completely different. (See here , here & here) It’s like a classic little black (or chocolate ) dress that you can dress up […]

  5. 5 - sunshinemom on November 8th, 2008

    I love the decoration! Looks like a white Classic Christmas:)

  6. 6 - ismail on March 2nd, 2009

    ne zamand?r yeni – ve de çikolatal? – bir tatl? denemek istiyordum… dikkatimize sundu?unuz tarifi, yap?p biz de arkada?lara sunduk.. çok mutlu oldular (biz de) 🙂 çok te?ekkürler.. ?imdi de greensapnin yumurtal?s?n? deneyece?iz.. hayat?m?za tat katt???n?z için te?ekkürler

  7. 7 - Eliza on December 21st, 2010

    Hi, Cenk, Eliza again,

    I’m gonna take a chance and hope you’re online now – i want to make this tart with martha stewart’s recipe. i only have milka noisette chocolate in the fridge. and baby, it’s cold outside. i see no extra sugar is added to the filling, so could this work ? a ganache tart for milk chocolate lovers?

  8. 8 - Cenk on December 21st, 2010

    Eliza – You can prepare ganache with milk chocolate, no problem. I’d suggest adjusting the amount of cream (or chocolate) though. For 8 ounces of milk chocolate, you’d need 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp heavy cream, almost half of what you need for bittersweet chocolate.

  9. 9 - Eliza on December 21st, 2010

    Thank you, Cenk! Just one more question – my tart pan is 11 inches in diameter. Should i adjust the amounts or can i just give the sides of the tart less height? Especially if i have that much less chocolate ganache?

  10. 10 - Cenk on December 22nd, 2010

    Eliza – I recommend adjusting the amounts. I’d double the crust recipe, just to be on the safe side.

  11. 11 - esha shrestha on December 23rd, 2010

    Hi, cenk, was just browsing all things chocolaty in your blog and i think i found the perfect festive holiday desert. Will make it tomorrow. I think more that the tart itself i am excited about the decorating. Well, hopefully i don’t mess it up…squeee so excited…

  12. 12 - Eliza on December 27th, 2010

    Doubled the crust, turned out biscuity and great. next time i will try dark instead of milk chocolate.
    Thank you for the helpful hints and great recipes, and Merry Christmas!

  13. 13 - esha shrestha on December 28th, 2010

    I did too eliza…doubled the crust and it turned out wonderfully biscuity like you mentioned. However, i did not get to make the white holiday decoration. But everyone enjoyed it so that was the important thing.

    Thanks cenk for this rich choco goodness….

  14. 14 - hihaho on March 24th, 2011

    canım çekti 🙂

  15. 15 - Hammy Havoc on April 1st, 2011

    This looks absolutely delicious.

  16. 16 - Frederique on March 3rd, 2013

    I just made it and it turned out wonderful, with a deer stencil. I was wondering though, what did you use to make the base so dark?

  17. 17 - Cenk on March 4th, 2013

    Frederique – It looks much darker in the photo than it really is. I think it’s because of the flash.

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