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Ricotta, Orange and Dark Chocolate Tart
Tarts and pies. In our humble opinion, there's nothing better and tastier than a delicious slice of homemade tart or pie on a cold winter afternoon (or morning :) When we find a bit of time, we love to go on long walks or hiking, just to get that fresh winter air and a much needed vitamin D. However, when you come home it's so lovely to be greeted with a hot cup of tea and a slice of this citrusy treat. This brilliant tart is easy and quick to make. You can switch dark chocolate with milk chocolate if you prefer really sweet desserts. It's great for celebrations, mother's day, Valentine's day or as a simple Sunday dessert as well. Irresistibly delicious.

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • makes
    1
    tart (24cm / 9-inch diameter)
  • preparation:
    15
    minutes
  • bake:
    40
    minutes

METHOD

  • bake the tart dough

    Prepare and bake the tart dough. If you are going to bake our tart dough, simply click on the tart dough ingredient and follow the instructions.

  • ricotta cream

    In a small bowl combine the raisins, rum and 1 tablespoon of lukewarm water. Set aside. Add the ricotta cheese, zest of three oranges, seeds of one vanilla bean, icing sugar and two tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice and a pinch of salt to a bowl of a stand mixer (or to a standard large bowl if you are using an electric mixer). Using a paddle attachment, beat the mixture until well combined. Add the egg yolks one at a time, and beat for another minute or two.

  • Add the chocolate and raisins

    Using a knife, finely chop the chocolate and drain the raisins. Add both of the ingredients to the ricotta mixture and stir well. Preheat the oven to 175 °C / 350 °F.

  • Bake

    Pour the filling into the tart shell. Place in the oven and bake for 35 - 40 minutes at 175 °C / 350 °F. You can eat this tart warm or cold, for breakfast or dessert. We usually dust it with a bit of icing sugar just before serving.

Fresh citrus cut in half on a wooden table

Ricotta, Orange and Dark Chocolate Tart before baking

Ricotta, Orange and Dark Chocolate Tart baked

Ricotta, Orange and Dark Chocolate Tart closeup texture

Ricotta, Orange and Dark Chocolate Tart closeup

 

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