12.02.2013

Jacie's White Chocolate and Raspberry Tart


The daughter of my dearest friend Nancy gave me this unusual recipe many years ago. I don't make it often, but when I do, mouths drop open. It's a cookie crust and the melted white chocolate turns into a caramel-type sauce that firms up a bit in the fridge. The raspberries add a tart foil to all the sweetness.....fresh raspberries work best, of course. Aren't the colors perfect for Christmas? Really, you ought to indulge yourself, 'tis the season after all....work it off at the gym later. 

Jacie's White Chocolate and Raspberry Tart




Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick cold butter, diced
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1 1/2 tablespoons cold water
12 ounces white chocolate
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups fresh raspberries

Method:
Pulse flour and sugar in a processor. Add butter. Pulse until mixed. Add egg yolk and cream and dribble the cold water as needed to hold dough together. (I needed a tad more)  Form the dough into a round and flatten. Place in wax paper and refrigerate 1/2 hour or until firm enough to roll out.
Roll out and put in tart pan with removable bottom. Press in with fingers, and up sides. Blind bake with weights 15 minutes at 350, then without weights for another 15 minutes. Cool. 

Spread fresh raspberries on the bottom crust. Melt chocolate slowly in the top of a double boiler. Melt the butter and beat the butter and cream into the chocolate. It will slowly turn into a caramel-like sauce. Make sure there are no lumps. 




Pour over the berries and refrigerate overnight. Decorate with holly, chocolate leaves or extra raspberries.




26 comments:

  1. An exquisite tart!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. All I can say is YUM! This looks so festive Barbara.
    I really hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Ours was a delight, with way too much food and many leftovers to send home with my children :))
    hugs from here...

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  3. That is one beautiful tart. I would love to try it over the Christmas holidays. Thanks Barbara.

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  4. Wow - that is too pretty to eat. But I still would ...

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  5. Hi Barbara,

    White chocolate and raspberries is such a great combination and your tart looks delicious - will be such a nice Christmas treat.
    Happy week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  6. Oh I'm swooning!! white chocolate and raspberries are SO perfect!!
    Mary x

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  7. I am wondering if it is the same one I have from Ann that we love..will have to check..
    Lovely:-)

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  8. I am wondering if it is the same one I have from Ann that we love..will have to check..
    Lovely:-)

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  9. Beautiful beyond! What a gorgeous treat!

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  10. That really is one stunning tart!

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  11. The tart looks phenomenal! Perfect for the holiday table.

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  12. Hello, Lover! That is an unusual recipe, but it looks well worth trying!

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  13. Your description alone is enough to make my mouth water!
    *kisses* H

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  14. Absolutely lethal. I love white chocolate in serious moderation. That would feed an army. It is a seriously sinful dessert that is indeed perfect for the holidays.

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  15. wow I can see why its popular :-)

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  16. Really beautiful Barbara!:)

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  17. white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake has been a favorite of mine for awhile, and frankly, this is even more appealing!

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  18. What a fun, decadent tart! And, it's so festive. Definitely worth the extra work at the gym.

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  19. The tart looks beautiful. The pairing of white chocolate and raspberries is a match made in heaven!

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  20. A fabulous divine tart that is also very special.

    It looks fantastic. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  21. I can understand why jaws drop when you serve it - it looks fabulous!

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  22. Oh my heavens Barbara! Indulge? My word, the decadence in this raspberry tart is worthy of days of indulgence, lol...

    Thank you so much for sharing and thank you to your friend's daughter:)

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  23. Barbara, this tart is absolutely gorgeous...and yes, white chocolate and fresh raspberries are the perfect combination.
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a lovely week :D

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  24. Stunning! What amazing colours.

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