Chocolate Ganache Pumpkin Tart

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.


8 servings

Updated: Aug. 17, 2023
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
Chocolate Ganache Pumpkin Tart Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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


  1. 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 side of a 9-in. tart pan with removable bottom; place on a baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes; cool on a wire rack.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.