Chocolate Coconut Tart

Chocolate-Coconut Tart

Pate Sucree

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar

16 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut up 2 egg yolks, beaten

1/4 cup ice water

Coconut Filling

1/4 cup sweet cream of coconut

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1/2 cup shredded coconut


1/2 cup heavy cream

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

9 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

For the pate sucree: Mix flour and sugar. Add butter and yolk until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add ice water until a dough forms. Chill 1 hour before rolling. Roll and cut out dough to fit six 3-inch-diameter tart molds. Prick the bottoms of the shells with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until light brown.

For the filling: In a small saucepot, bring the cream of coconut and corn syrup to a simmer. Stir in shredded coconut and remove from heat. Let cool.

For the ganache: In a small saucepot, bring the cream and butter to a boil. Pour over chopped chocolate, and stir until smooth. To assemble the tarts: Remove baked pastry shells from molds. Spoon some of the coconut mixture into each shell and spread evenly. The filling should fill 1/2 of the shell. Pour liquid ganache over the coconut mixture. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Makes 6 tarts

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