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Chocolate Ganache Pumpkin Tart

I love the flavor combination of spiced pumpkin and chocolate, which inspired me to create this chocolate pumpkin tart. Sometimes I like to sprinkle chopped crystallized ginger over the chocolate ganache for extra flavor and texture. —Bernice Janowski, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Crystallized ginger, chopped, optional


  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking cocoa, pie spice and salt. Stir in butter until crumbly. Press onto bottom and up sides of a 9-in. tart pan with removable bottom; place on a baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes; cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in another large bowl, whisk pumpkin, eggs, brown sugar, orange zest, pie spice and salt. Slowly whisk in cream. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Bake until filling is set, 40-45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For ganache, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; let stand 10 minutes. Stir with a whisk until smooth. Spread over tart; chill until set. If desired, garnish with crystallized ginger.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 551 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 358mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • Kristina
    Nov 27, 2020

    This was excellent, the crust was incredible and the crystallize ginger is a must! I added additional cinnamon, clove and nutmeg to taste to the pumpkin filling, otherwise made it as written. Definitely a winner and will make this again.

  • ReneeMurby
    Nov 1, 2020

    This came out really nice and when sliced it makes an impressive plate presentation. Love the crust, love the pumpkin filling, and the ganache topping all make this an outstanding dessert!