Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Happy Valentine's Day!

Ok, so I'm a little early, but couldn't wait to show you this:


Milk and dark chocolate, mind you.


The caramel couldn't be easier.... just stir it up on the stovetop.
Trust me, I've made caramels before, and this one took minutes.


Bake up the crust-- tastes just like shortbread, which I love. You just add an egg so it fluffs up a bit.


Mhmmm....


Let set & sprinkle with salt or powdered sugar. Or both!


As my four-year-old would say, Happy Valentine's Day, sweetheart!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart
Ingredients:
Pastry-
6 oz butter, softened 
3 oz sugar
1/2 egg beaten (beat egg first, then divide)
1 3/4 cups flour
pinch of salt

Filling-
3 oz. sugar
3 fl. oz. water
6 oz. heavy cream, room temperature
3.5 oz dark chocolate, roughly chopped
3.5 oz. milk chocolate, roughly chopped
5 oz butter, room temperature, cubed
1/4 t salt
sea salt for topping

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 320 degrees F.
2. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg. Lower mixer speed, then add flour and salt until just combined.
3. Work dough into a smooth ball on a lightly floured surface. Spray a pie plate with cooking spray, then press dough into plate. Keep bottom and sides at equal thickness. Prick crust with fork for baking.
4. Bake pie crust for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
5. Make caramel ganache by pouring sugar and water into a heavy saucepan. Stir on low heat until sugar melts and then turn heat to high without stirring until you get a caramel. It will look like a light-colored syrup.
6. Turn heat down to low and slowly pour in the cream. The cream will "spit" a bit at first, so I wear oven mitts to pour it in. Stir the cream and caramel together until the solid pieces of caramel are melted and you have a smooth caramel ganache. 
7. Remove pan from heat and add the chocolate and butter to the pan, stirring until melted. Pour ganache into large measuring cup (easier to pour) and then fill the tart. Set in fridge for a few hours, then top with sea salt.
 

18 comments:

  1. oh my that looks amazing... like too good to be true ;o) Pinned!! Emily@nap-timecreations

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  2. I just made something similar this afternoon and that flavor profile is AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Yes, it is! Caramel should always be salted, lol! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This looks so amazing! I am a huge fan of salted caramel, so this is on my must make soon list:)

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  4. This looks really good!! Sweet and salty is the perfect mix!!

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  5. Looks delicious! And easy to make! I'll have to try this for sure:)

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  6. Stumbled upon your blog today (yay random find!) and OHMYGOSH this looks INCREDIBLE. I am living vicariously through your pictures because I can't eat sweets (I know, life is so hard) but me oh my I may have to make this for others to nom on. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Wow, delicious dessert. Tomorrow I will prepare like this.

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  8. I adore anything salted caramel and I can't wait to put my spin on this. I hopped over from Thrifty Thursday and I'll be pinning this.

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  9. Mmmm salted caramel in a pie! YUM! Aldi chocolate?

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  10. OMG! It looks so delicious.

    Coming from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Come-by my blog!

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  11. Yes!!!!! Thank you for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop so much fun. Big Hugs ♥

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  12. Wow, this looks so decadent. I can't wait to have a party and make it.

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