- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 7 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into ¼” pieces
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 tablespoons water, (ice cold)
Salted Caramel Sauce-
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 12 ounces chocolate chips, (bittersweet), 60% cacao recommended
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup peanuts, honey roasted, chopped for garnish
To prepare the tart dough, in a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg yolk, vanilla, and ice water. Cut the butter into the mixture with a pastry blender until pea-size clumps form. Slowly pour into the flour mixture, mixing until combined. Knead the dough into a ball, and then pat flat and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
After the dough has chilled, roll it out into a circle approximately ⅛” thick. Place into a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Trim the dough so that it is flush with the rim. Freeze shell for about 15 minutes so the dough can firm up. Place a piece of aluminum foil on top and pour in pie weights or place a smaller baking dish on top of the foil. Place tart in the oven, bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Remove the weight and foil, and bake uncovered for another 12-15 minutes until light golden brown. If the bottom of the crust puffs up, poke a few holes in the knife and carefully press down on the crust to remove the steam. Allow tart crust to cool in the pan while preparing the filling.
Salted Caramel Sauce-
Heat sugar and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat, until the sugar, is dissolved. If needed, use a wet pastry brush to wash down any sugar crystals on the side of the pan.
Increase the heat and bring to a boil, without stirring, about 5 to 6 minutes, until the syrup is a dark amber color.
Remove the sugar from the heat and carefully whisk in the heavy cream. The mixture will bubble. Stir in the unsalted butter, and salt. Set the caramel sauce aside, allowing the sauce to cool at room temperature. The sauce can be made up to a week ahead of time, stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and re-warmed before adding to the tart. You will have a lot of extra caramel to enjoy after devouring the tart.
Add chocolate chips to a large bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream to a bare simmer over medium-high. Immediately pour cream over chocolate and let stand 1 minute. Stir gently until chocolate melts and the mixture is completely smooth.
Chocolate Tart Assembly-
Pour chocolate into cooled tart shell and refrigerate until set, 30 minutes.
Drizzle the surface of the tart with caramel sauce, top with chopped peanuts and drizzle with more sauce. Enjoy!
Calories 580 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 286mg 12%
Potassium 107mg 3%
Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Fiber 1g 4%
Sugar 34g 38%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 1100IU 22%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0%
Calcium 40mg 4%
Iron 1.4mg 8%