Chocolate is one of the most popular desserts to eat on Valentine’s Day, and there’s no better way to show your love than to make your honey-pie Chocolate Ganache Tart. It’s way easier than you think and can be made ahead of time before Valentine’s Day with a few simple ingredients.
CHOCOLATE GANACHE TART IS THE EASIEST DESSERT YOU’LL EVER MAKE
Chocolate Ganache Tart is the easiest dessert you can make for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. This recipe pairs perfectly with my Easy One Pot Fettuccine Alfredo and will round out the perfect meal for all of the special people in your life.
Most people think Valentine’s Day is just a day for greeting card and candy companies to make money but there is some real history behind Valentine’s Day and it’s really neat to learn about.
THE HISTORY BEHIND VALENTINE’S DAY
There is a rich history behind Valentine’s Day. It’s not the most joyous history either. According to the Roman’s they celebrated the feast of Lupercalia From Feb. 13 to 15.
The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain. This next part gets even worse.
According to Roman tradition, Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them as they believed this would make them fertile. Then a matchmaking lottery would take place, where the young men would draw the names of women from a jar.
The matches would then be paired together for the duration of the festival or for life! Another tale is that Emperor Claudius II executed two men that were both named Valentine on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D.
This then became the celebration of Valentine’s Day set by the Catholic Church. So, if you thought that Valentine’s Day was simply all about the cards and chocolate, it’s actually not.
This Chocolate Ganache is super easy and fun to make. Grab your partner or loved one and have them make it with you! It’s a fun way to spend time together.
You will also need a 13-inch tart pan (I suggest using a ceramic one) and a glass with a flat wide bottom to help shape the crust. The Chocolate Ganache Tart will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three days.
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Chocolate Ganache Tart
Yield: 6Genevieve Jerome : Genevieve Jerome | Fitty FoodliciousPREP TIME: : 10 MINCOOK TIME: : 2 H & 1 MTOTAL TIME: : 2 H & 11 MIn need of a dessert for Valentine’s Day? I’ve got you covered with my easy Chocolate Ganache Tart that is super chocolatey and sinfully delicious. With minimal ingredients and a rich taste, this is one dessert recipe you’ll go back to again and again!
- 2-cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
- 8-tablespoons grass-fed butter, melted
- A 1-pound bag of semisweet or dark chocolate chips
- 1-teaspoon ground espresso or ground dark roast coffee
- 4-tablespoons grass-fed butter
- 1-teaspoon vanilla extract
- Fresh berries for garnish
- Fresh mint for garnish
- Powdered sugar, optional
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees
- In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter until combine. Crumbs should be slightly dry.
- Press the crumb crust mixture into the 13-inch tart pan. You can also use a glass to do this more easily to flatten the crumbs mixture into the tart pan (See photos.)
- Place the prepared tart pan on a silicone lined baking sheet and bake at 350-degrees for 10-minutes. After 10-minutes, remove the tart pan from the oven and let cool for at-least 5-minute.
- Place the semisweet chocolate in a glass bowl and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, mix the butter and heavy cream on low heat until combined. Do not let the heavy cream curdle. You’ll know the heavy cream is ready when it starts to boil.
- Immediately pour the heavy and butter mixture over the chocolate and combine. Use a spatula to combine the chocolate and heavy cream mixture. Add in the espresso and vanilla extract and combine everything again. This step takes time, be patient with it. The chocolate will be nice and smooth when everything is combined.
- Pour the chocolate mixture slowly into the 13-inch chocolate tart crust and refrigerate it for at-least two hours (2-4 hours is ideal.)
- Top the Chocolate Ganache Tart with fresh strawberries, raspberries and fresh sprigs of mint.
- Sprinkle with confectioners sugar or fresh whipped cream just before serving.
- The longer the Chocolate Ganache Tart sits in the fridge, the easier it will be to slice.
Sat. Fat (grams)20.17