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Chocolate Tart Recipe

Here is a very easy chocolate tart recipe that kids will love eating as well as making. It is simply a tart shell that has been filled with chocolate ganache and perhaps decorated with a few candies.

Recipe Notes

Chocolate Tart

What is Ganache

At its simplest, a ganache recipe is just a mixture of heavy cream and melted chocolate. Sometimes butter will be added and sometimes various flavors, such as:

  • lemon
  • raspberry
  • coffee
  • pistachio
  • tea
  • and even lavender!

You can also vary your ganache by making it with different types of chocolate:

  • dark chocolate
  • milk chocolate
  • white chocolate

You will find ganache used as a filling or frosting in various French cakes and pastries.

Easy Chocolate Tart
Tarte à la Ganache

Prep time: 20 min

Makes 8 servings


  • 1 9 inch pre-baked tart or pie shell
  • 10 ounces good quality, sweet, dark chocolate
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Smarties or MandM's


  1. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a sturdy, heat resistant mixing bowl.
  2. Pour the cream into a small saucepan and warm on medium heat. Remove from heat as soon as it comes to a boil.
  3. Pour the hot cream on top of the chocolate and cover the mixing bowl with a plate. Let it sit for five minutes.
  4. Using a wooden spoon stir the chocolate and cream until completely mixed. Pour into the pie shell.
  5. Refrigerate your tart for at least an hour before eating. You can decorate it just before serving with Smartie or M and M type candies.

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