Thursday, October 1, 2009

TWD: CHOCOLATE-CRUNCHED CARAMEL TART

After taking a licking the last couple of TWD recipes - I was ready for something that I consider a "success"...... whatever that means! LOL

In the interest of keeping my options open for other desserts later on - I choose to make a half-batch of this dessert. Out came a ramekin and a 4+" springform pan (which ended up being my favorite presentation).

I paused for a moment at the "make the caramel" step thinking back to my many caramel failures and thought about resorting to my fail-safe method but decided to give it a go.... SUCCESS!!!! DELICIOUS SUCCESS!!!

The honey roasted nuts were a great addition and have become a pantry staple.

The crusts were over-baked just a little - I liked Dorie's comment that they tended to hold up better - but that really didn't matter.... they were eaten before it became an issue!

I didn't get a nice clean finish on the crust - but nobody complained.....

The only complaint was "why isn't there more?" - and I got my "success".......

11 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks perfect! It's always nice to have such a success.

    The honey roasted nuts would be a staple in my pantry, except I eat them so fast that I can't keep them stocked!

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  2. Isn't it great when you have a "Good Tuesday"? Especially when it comes on a Thursday. :) Nicely done Jeff - I didn't think the honey peanuts would be good... but a lot of folk did. Maybe I'll give them a shot next time!

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  3. What a great complaint! Im glad you enjoyed this recipe. Your tart looks incredible and so tasty. It makes me want to make it again. It lasted one night at my house!

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  4. Ahhh! That looks so good! All those different layers :D

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  5. It looks really good! I like that thick ganache layer.

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  6. This looks amazing, and I love the crunchiness of the caramel from the nuts. How long did it last?! Sounds like it was gone in flash! :)

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  7. You seem to have done a great job with your tart! Thanks for sharing:)

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  8. Hi Jeff, you left a note on Dorie's site about wanting my recipe for savory bread pudding... It will be up Saturday. Tomorrow I have a smoked turkey i made up. And today i blogged a leftover turkey breast recipe (I did my Thanksgiving meal early so i could blog all the parts).

    http://yearonthegrill.blogspot.com/

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  9. I just wanted to say we miss you around TWD. I hope everything is all right.

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