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    Chocolate-Caramel Tart/Drunken Berries/Vanilla Creme Fraiche

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    30 mins

    25 mins

    Manami's Note:

    Fleur de sel and edible gold dust are very sophisticated touches! Bon Appetit Magazine, June 2006, edition. This was one of the desserts, my girlfriend had made for her soiree to welcome fall. It was gorgeous! We all loved it - it was awesome!

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    CRUST

    CARAMEL FILLING

    CHOCOLATE GANACHE

    DRUNKEN RASPBERRIES

    VANILLA CREME FRAICHE

    Directions:

    1. 1
      CRUST:.
    2. 2
      Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 375°F.
    3. 3
      Butter 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom.
    4. 4
      Blend flour, sugar, and salt in processor.
    5. 5
      Add 1/2 cup butter; process until mixture resembles coarse meal.
    6. 6
      Add egg yolks; process until moist clumps form.
    7. 7
      Add cocoa nibs; blend in using on/off turns.
    8. 8
      Press dough onto bottom and up sides of prepared pan.
    9. 9
      Bake until crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes.
    10. 10
      Cool in pan on rack while preparing caramel filling.
    11. 11
      FOR CARAMEL FILLING:.
    12. 12
      Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in heavy medium saucepan.
    13. 13
      Stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves.
    14. 14
      Increase heat to high and boil without stirring until mixture is deep amber, occasionally brushing down sides of pan with wet pastry brush and swirling pan, about 7 minutes.
    15. 15
      Remove from heat; add cream (mixture will bubble vigorously).
    16. 16
      Add butter and stir over low heat until caramel is completely smooth.
    17. 17
      Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; stir in salt.
    18. 18
      Cool 10 minutes.
    19. 19
      Pour warm caramel into crust.
    20. 20
      Let stand at room temperature until completely cool, about 45 minutes.
    21. 21
      FOR GANACHE:.
    22. 22
      Bring cream to simmer in small saucepan.
    23. 23
      Remove from heat; add chocolate.
    24. 24
      Whisk until smooth.
    25. 25
      Let stand until slightly cooled but still pourable, about 10 minutes.
    26. 26
      Pour ganache evenly over caramel filling.
    27. 27
      Refrigerate tart uncovered until chocolate is firm, about 2 hours.(Can be made 2 days ahead.).
    28. 28
      Cover and refrigerate.
    29. 29
      DRUNKEN RASPBERRIES:.
    30. 30
      Combine raspberries & liqueur in a small bowl; soak at room temperature at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours, prepare ahead.(Can be made 1 day ahead.).
    31. 31
      Cover; chill.
    32. 32
      VANILLA CREME FRAICHE:.
    33. 33
      Spoon creme fraiche into small bowl; scrape in seeds from vanilla bean and stir to blend. (Can be made 1 day ahead.).
    34. 34
      Cover and refrigerate.
    35. 35
      ASSEMBLY:.
    36. 36
      Brush top of tart with gold dust, if desired. (It really does make the tart look beautiful - it's like putting a bow on the wrapped present.).
    37. 37
      Cut tart into thin slices.
    38. 38
      Arrange 1 slice on each plate.
    39. 39
      Spoon berries and creme fraiche alongside.
    40. 40
      *Cocoa Nibs are shelled roasted cocoa beans; available at many specialty foods stores.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate-Caramel Tart/Drunken Berries/Vanilla Creme Fraiche

    Serving Size: 1 (207 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 614.9
     
    Calories from Fat 390
    63%
    Total Fat 43.4 g
    66%
    Saturated Fat 26.4 g
    132%
    Cholesterol 187.9 mg
    62%
    Sodium 248.6 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 55.2 g
    18%
    Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
    27%
    Sugars 34.1 g
    136%
    Protein 4.9 g
    9%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    cocoa nibs

    vanilla beans

    raspberry liqueur

    vanilla beans

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