White Chocolate and Raspberry Tart with Cinnamon Crust

I may have mentioned before that I sometimes like to borrow recipe books from the library, especially books that I don’t actually plan to buy, but am quite interested in.  I’ve also mentioned my love of Masterchef on many many occasions.  Well, last week in the library I walked past a display stand of recipe books and having been engrossed in the current Masterchef the professionals series, I couldn’t resist picking up, Greg’s Favourite Puddings.  As I’m sure you know, Greg Wallace loves a good pudding.  As far as savoury dishes go, I think I’d probably agree with Michel Roux, but puddings, well, I’d trust Greg on those.

I did change the recipe a little.   The original called for cherries, rather than raspberries.   I also didn’t dust the top of the tart with cinnamon, but served the cinnamon alongside so if anyone wasn’t so keen on it, they wouldn’t have to have too much of it.   There is still cinnamon in the pastry,  which gives just a hint of cinnamon.  It was definitely a success as all my guests asked for seconds so I never got to find out what it would have been like cold.

I am submitting this to We Should Cocoa, an event run by Chocolate Teapot and Chocolate Log. This month it is hosted by Choclette at Chocolate Log Blog and the special ingredient is cinnamon.

I am also linking to Sweets for a Saturday and Sugar and Slice Link Party.

white chocolate raspberry tart (500x427)

Ingredients for the Pastry

175g plain flour

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

125g unsalted butter, diced

25g caster sugar

Ingredients for the Filling

2 eggs

40g caster sugar

150g white chocolate, chopped

300ml double cream

Punnet of raspberries

Ground cinnamon (optional)

How to Make White Chocolate Raspberry Tart

1. First prepare the pastry.   Sift the flour and cinnamon into a large bowl.   Add the diced butter and rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips. When the mixture is like breadcrumbs, add the sugar and then a tbsp water and bring the mixture together to form a dough.

2. Dust the work surface with flour and knead the dough briefly.   Wrap in clingfilm and put in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes.

3. Lightly oil a 23cm tart case.   Flour the work surface and roll the dough out as thinly as possible.  Put it in the tart case.   Prick the pastry with a fork, line with parchment or foil and add baking beans or something similar.   Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 200C.   Take the baking beans out and continue baking for 5 minutes.

4. To make the filling beat the eggs and sugar together until light and a bit fluffy.   Put the cream in a saucepan and heat until it almost gets to the boil.   Put the chocolate in a large bowl and pour the cream over the top.   Stir until the chocolate has melted.   Then slowly stir in the egg and sugar mixture.

5. Put the raspberries in the pastry case and pour the chocolate mixture over the top.

6. Bake for 45 minutes at 200C.   Serve warm with cinnamon on the side to dust over the top.

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4 thoughts on “White Chocolate and Raspberry Tart with Cinnamon Crust

  1. This sounds heavenly and the addition of cinnamon to the pastry is a great touch. If I’d been one of your guests, I’d definitely have been sprinkling some cinnamon over the top. Thanks for entering this into We Should Cocoa.

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