Chocolate tart with blackberry compote & vanilla crème fraiche

With anything rich and creamy as this it is good to serve with something that acts as a foil and cuts through  the richness of the custard filling. Here I serve with blackberries and creme fraiche. Try and use the best quality chocolate and let it shine. I don’t use any sugar in the chocolate filling, I want to taste the chocolate, not sugar. Copy of A48W3492  

Chocolate Tart w blackberries and creme fraiche
Serves 10
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Prep Time
50 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 35 min
Prep Time
50 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 35 min
Sweet Pastry
  1. 125g Butter
  2. 125g Sugar
  3. 250g Flour
  4. 1 Egg
  5. Flour for dusting
  6. Melted butter
  7. Blind baking rice
  8. Eggwash
Chocolate Custard
  1. 600ml Cream
  2. 80ml milk
  3. 4 egg yolks
  4. 2 vanilla pod
  5. 480g chocolate
  6. 4 star anise
Vanilla Creme Fraiche
  1. 80g Creme Fraiche
  2. 1 Vanilla pod
  3. Icing sugar to taste
Blackberry Compote
  1. 150g Sugar
  2. 100ml water
  3. 150g Blackberries
Sweet Pastry
  1. Cream butter and sugar, add flour and egg, mix to combine.
  2. Rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll out pastry and chimise the tart tin with melted butter and flour.
  4. Dock the pastry, line with baking paper filled with rice and blind bake at 140˚C until cooked.
  5. Eggwash and return to the oven for 1 minute.
  6. Cool.
Chocolate Custard
  1. Scald the cream and milk with the split/scraped vanilla pod and star anise.
  2. Whisk onto the egg yolks and then whisk in the chocolate.
  3. Pass.
  4. Pour custard into pastry case and cook at 140˚C until there is a slight wobble, about 20-35 minutes depending on your oven.
Vanilla Creme Fraiche
  1. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod.
  2. Mix the creme fraiche with the seeds and icing sugar to taste - not too sweet.
Blackberry Compote
  1. Bring sugar and water to the boil, simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add blackberries to the pot and simmer for 2 minutes then remove from the heat.
MacLean Fraser


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7 Responses to Chocolate tart with blackberry compote & vanilla crème fraiche

  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks amazing, sounds like it tastes just as good. If I ever decide to explore baking again I want to try this.

  2. Wow honestly that looks amazing, I hope someday I can make something as beautiful and delicious as those

    • macleanfraser

      You should give it a try! To save time you could buy pre-made pastry although always nice if you can make your own 🙂 Tip: you can do any flavour you want for the filling, put in some coffee or a bit of liquor, vanilla etc, spices, anything you like

  3. Sounds amazing and love the picture!!

  4. macleanfraser

    Nothing more satisfying than spending a day in the kitchen 🙂 glad you like it!

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