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I had some ganache leftover from making Alexander’s birthday cake, and there were some strawberries and blueberries in my fridge. All I had to do is to make the tart crust and assemble them together. They are a treat to the eyes and to your stomach. Best of all these tarts can be prepared ahead of time for party and you’ll definitely get a wow from your guests.

Chocolate Fruit Tarts

Chocolate Fruit Tarts

Chocolate Fruit Tart Recipe (makes 12 tarts)

Ganache Ingredients (use equal part of chocolate and whipping cream – by weight):
1/4 lb semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used half bitter-sweet and half semi-sweet)
1/4 lb whipping cream

Warm whipping cream over a double boiler, pour in chocolate chips and stir until chocolate melted. Take care not to let the chocolate have contact with water. Set aside to cool. The chocolate sauce will thicken as it cools and can even be a frosting. Alternatively, you can warm whipping cream in microwave too.

Tart shells:
from my Pineapple Tart pastry recipe and it makes about 24 tart shells. Bake them at preheated oven 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from molds and cool on the rack completely before use or store in air-tight container.

To assemble:
Spoon 1 tbsp of ganache into the tart shell and arrange fruits nicely on the top.

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