Irresistible Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart

September 17, 2015

There is nothing quite as perfect as the contrast between sweet and salty in a dessert.  This dessert layers buttery homemade caramel in a chocolate almond crust with a a bittersweet ganache drizzled over the top.  The sparse sprinkling of sea salt adds that extra special touch that keeps you coming back for more.  Salted chocolate caramel tart with be this season's go-to treat.

Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart
Makes about 6-8 servings


For the Almond Chocolate Sweet Pastry:
1 1/4 cups (160g) flour
1/4 cup (30g) ground almonds
1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup (50g) sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick (110 g) cold unsalted butter, cut into small (1/2-inch) cubes
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg 1-2 tbsp ice water

For the Caramel:
1 1/2 cups (300 g) sugar
1/2 cup (100g) water
1/2 cup (120 g) heavy cream
5 tbsp (70 g) unsalted butter
1 tsp salt

For the Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 cup (120 g) heavy cream
4 oz (120g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped

sea salt crystals

For full recipe instructions, watch the video below:


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