Dive into a luxurious dessert experience with this dark chocolate and passion fruit tart. The richness of the chocolate combined with the tanginess of the passion fruit creates a balance that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds.
For the Tart Shell:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tbsp. almond flour
- 2 tbsp. Dutch-process cocoa powder
For the Passion Fruit Filling:
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup passion fruit purée
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Preparing the Tart Shell:
- Preheat your oven to 325°F.
- In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter, icing sugar, and salt.
- Beat in the egg until well combined.
- Sift together the flours and cocoa powder, and gradually add to the mixer. Beat on medium-low until the mixture forms a dough.
- Flatten the dough into a square shape, wrap it with plastic wrap, and chill for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
- On a floured work surface, roll out the chilled dough into a circle about 12 inches in diameter and 1⁄8 inch thick.
- Grease a tart pan, and carefully line it with the rolled-out dough. Trim off any excess dough hanging over the edge.
- Line the tart shell with foil and fill it with baking beans (or pie weights). Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Carefully remove the beans and foil, then bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the shell is lightly browned and set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
2. Preparing the Passion Fruit Filling:
- In a mixing bowl, combine the 4 large eggs, heavy cream, passion fruit purée, and sugar. Blend the mixture using an immersion blender until smooth.
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl to ensure a silky filling.
3. Assembling and Baking the Tart:
- Reduce the oven temperature to 210°F.
- Pour the strained passion fruit filling into the cooled tart shell, filling it almost to the top.
- Bake in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the filling is just set and slightly wobbly in the center.
- Once baked, remove from the oven and cool. After it reaches room temperature, transfer it to the refrigerator to chill and set completely.
- Once chilled, carefully remove the tart from the pan, slice, and serve.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving):
- Calories: 305
- Protein: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 36g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugar: 18g
- Fat: 16g
This dark chocolate passion fruit tart offers a delectable combination of textures and flavors. The buttery crust pairs perfectly with the creamy, tangy filling, making it a dessert to remember. Enjoy!