Chocolate Ganache Tarts Recipe
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Chocolate Ganache Tarts Recipe

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Decadent, chocolate mousse-like filling and a flakey, tender crust make this very special. Be sure to coat hands well with flour when putting the dough into pastry cups. — Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Whipped cream, fresh raspberries and confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 tart (calculated without garnishes)equals 123 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth; beat in flour. Drop dough by scant tablespoonfuls into greased miniature muffin cups; with well-floured hands, press dough onto bottoms and up sides of cups.
  2. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until firm.
  4. Beat chocolate mixture until soft peaks form. Pipe or spoon into tart shells. Garnish with whipped cream, raspberries and confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Ganache Tarts in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p53

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2014

"Yum! I'd love to try this filling in a full sized pie! The pastry was very crumbly for me and creating the shells was time consuming. Otherwise, a very easy recipe with minimal ingredients.

Oh, and I used half bitter-sweet and half semi-sweet chocolate chips."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"I did not care for the shells. I ended up piping the filling into phyllo tartlet shells. I got rave reviews!"

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"The crust was a too thick but had nice flavor."

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

"This is my first attempt at making pastries, and it was very simple and delicious."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"Simple, elegant, and delicious. These are great. The pastry puffed up when it was baked, so I used the back side of a little 1/4 teaspoon to push the dough down to create an indentation in the center. I doubled the recipe and ended up with a lot of extra chocolate filling. I used a Wilton #12 tip to pipe the chocolate into the pastry shells. Piping made it easy and pretty. You may want to do the third step 1st so that the chocolate can cool while you work on the pastry shells. This is a "must try" recipe."

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