Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Pomegranate Arils

Taken from the Food Lover’s Market Festive cookbook.




  • Baking
  • Desserts


  • South African

Cooking Methods

  • Baking

Prep Time

40 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes



    300g ready-made short crust pastry, defrosted
    600g 70% dark chocolate, chopped finely
    400ml cream
    80ml butter, cubed


    Pomegranate arils
    Chocolate shavings
    Vanilla ice cream



    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Prepare a 500ml capacity tart tin by spraying with a non-stick cooking spray.
    Line the tart tin with the short crust pastry.
    Prick the bottom with a fork. Place baking paper over the pastry and fill with blind baking beans or rice.
    Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the base of the tart is cooked, take care not to burn the edges.
    Remove from oven and take out the baking paper with beans/rice and allow to cool completely while you make the dark chocolate ganache.
    To make the dark chocolate ganache; heat the cream over medium heat in a small saucepan to just below boiling point.
    Place the chocolate in a medium mixing bowl and slowly pour the hot cream over the chocolate, stirring with a wooden spoon. Make sure all the chocolate pieces are melted.
    While stirring, add cubed butter and allow to melt into the ganache.
    Pour the ganache into the short crust case and allow to set for 1 to 2 hours. Serve with pomegranate arils, chocolate shavings and vanilla ice cream.
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