TWD – Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart

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Oh boy, do I love food porn.

Fellow foodies know EXACTLY what I’m talking about, but for those of you raising your eyebrow and shielding your eyes…. “food porn” isn’t something sexually explicit. It’s simply wonderfully photographed pictures of food that are drool inspiring. Food that is shot so up close and personal that it gives you that Neanderthal reflex to want to grab it from the screen and run home with it, sharing with no one!

Food can be sexy, glamorous, supple… and any true food photographer knows that, and will abuse it to make you swoon. Or blush πŸ˜‰

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What does this have to do with this week’s post, you ask? This tart is a PERFECT example of an ideal pupil for a food porn shot.

The crumbly, buttery-sweet shortbread tart dough laying beneath a salty, nutty-crunchy, amber caramel topped with soft, velvety smooth, rich, dark chocolate ganache that gives way to the mere pressure of the fork that begs to violate its perfection. See what I mean?

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Sleek and seductive.

This tart was easy to throw together (minus the fact that I burned the heavy cream the first time, oops). The crust came together in a snap and is DELIGHTFUL (I’m a crust gal so that was my favorite part). I let the caramel reach a DEEP amber color and I used chopped almonds instead of the suggested honey roasted peanuts (I skipped toasting them with honey to save time, but I’ll try this next time) and the ganache couldn’t have been simpler. I left it in the fridge overnight and its still amazing!! This isΒ definitelyΒ a show-stopper.

Thank you Carla for choosing this great tart!! Visit Carla at Chocolate Moosey for the recipe.

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18 thoughts on “TWD – Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart

  1. teaandscones says:

    Another one of those too easy to be good recipes, but it IS!!!! The chocolate in your tart is soooo dense and rich looking.

    Great job. Great pics. Food Porn Lovers Unite!!

    Thanks for coming by.

  2. lol – I was describing tastespotting.com to a friend as the place for food porn and she looked at me like I was the biggest pervert ever. Guess she’s not a foodie. YOUR tart is definitely food porn and if you want to give me any advice on how to make my crust, a piece of cake, feel free. =)

  3. Showstopper, indeed; that tart looks amazing! It was hard to have the heavy cream and caramel simmering on the stove at the same time, way too easy to burn one that way, at least it was the cream, though, I know from experience how not fun burnt caramel is.

  4. Oh, your tart is so gorgeous with all that ganache piled so high and looking so smooth. Very nice indeed. It was a big hit here, too. Guys want another one already.

  5. Boy ! Didn’t ya just love it? I did. So simple, seductive & sexy. Yes, that’s right. Sexy. That’s what ganache is…..silky, satin in your mouth. hehe
    I loved making and eating this tart. Like you, I think the crust is a close (very) second to the chocolate ganache. Sweet Tart Crust makes anything taste amazing. Wonderful post and fab photos.
    AmyRuth

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