Easy Chocolate Raspberry Tart

easy chocolate raspberry tart ~ light rustic chocolate raspberry tart ~ golden puffed pastry topped with Nutella, homemade raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

Dessert | February 12, 2019 | By

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Tart ~ simple, deliciously light rustic chocolate raspberry tart. Golden puffed pastry topped with Nutella, homemade raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

Today I’m here with a Public Service Announcement: Do not make reservations this Valentine’s Day. For the record, I’m coming from experience(s) that include rushed meals, lost reservations, limited menus and a less than stellar meal.

Let’s shake things up this year and make dinner (heart-shaped pizza excluded) along with this luscious, decadent easy dessert for afterward. Or before . . . no judgement here. Because you’re guaranteed to have room for dessert if you start with it.

I’m not anti-Valentine’s Day. Or even Galentine’s Day. Celebrate to your heart’s content . . . with a dinner at home. Why you ask? Because it’s just a damn good idea. Granted you’ll have cleanup, but the meal will be infinitely better.

easy chocolate raspberry tart ~ light rustic chocolate raspberry tart ~ golden puffed pastry topped with Nutella, homemade raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

It’s no secret how I feel about puff pastry. A box in your freezer guarantees an easy, outrageously impressive meal, dessert or appetizer that’s practically guaranteed to make you look like the kitchen ninja you are and it happens to be the base for this Easy Chocolate Raspberry Tart.

Let’s make a Valentine’s Day dessert you’ll want all year ’round:

Simple, deliciously light rustic chocolate raspberry tart satisfies every appetite. Golden puffed pastry topped with Nutella, homemade raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

easy chocolate raspberry tart ~ light rustic chocolate raspberry tart ~ golden puffed pastry topped with Nutella, homemade raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Tart Ingredients:

  1. frozen puff pastry (1 sheet, thawed)
  2. Nutella
  3. egg
  4. fresh raspberries
  5. lemon zest 
  6. granulated sugar
  7. cornstarch

*parchment paper needed for baking

If you want to get all I’m so Martha, dust the top of the tart with some confectioners sugar but it’s not necessary to guarantee rave reviews.

easy chocolate raspberry tart ~ light rustic chocolate raspberry tart ~ golden puffed pastry topped with Nutella, homemade raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

Instructions:

Thaw one sheet of puff pastry on the counter for about 30 minutes or until you can easily unfold it.

Preheat the oven to 400°.

Unroll the puff pastry onto a sheet of parchment paper. Roll the dough into an approximately 6 x 12″ rectangle then transfer it to a large parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Poke holes with a fork throughout the pastry to keep it from puffing up too much then score a 1″ border around the edge of the pastry with a paring knife being careful not to cut through the dough.

In a small bowl whisk the egg and 1 tablespoon of water together then brush the border of the tart with the egg wash. Next evenly spread the Nutella and bake 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

easy chocolate raspberry tart ~ light rustic chocolate raspberry tart ~ overhead view of whole tart without raspberry sauce

Homemade Fresh Raspberry Sauce:

While the tart is baking, add one cup of the raspberries, the lemon zest (do not add lemon juice), and 1/4 cup of water to a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently and breaking up the berries until the mixture comes to a boil.

Mix the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water together in a small bowl (called a slurry) then fold it into the berry mixture allowing the sauce to thicken. Top slices of the tart with the homemade raspberry sauce, a few fresh raspberries and if you’d like a dusting of confectioners sugar. 

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Tart ~ a solid Valentine’s Day ~ or any day ~ dessert.

Enjoy!

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easy chocolate raspberry tart ~ light rustic chocolate raspberry tart ~ golden puffed pastry topped with Nutella, homemade raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries dusted with confectioner’s sugar.
Easy Chocolate Raspberry Tart
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Easy Chocolate Raspberry Tart ~ light, rustic chocolate raspberry tart. Golden flaky puffed pastry topped with Nutella, homemade raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries dusted with confectioner’s sugar.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
: A Gouda Life
Ingredients
  • frozen puff pastry 1 sheet, thawed
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries divided
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • *parchment paper needed for baking
Instructions
  1. Thaw one sheet of puff pastry on the counter for about 30 minutes or until you can easily unfold it.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  3. Unroll the puff pastry then roll into an approximately 6 x 12″ rectangle. Transfer the dough to a large parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Poke holes with a fork throughout the pastry to keep it from puffing up too much then score a 1″ border around the edge with a paring knife. Be careful not to cut through the dough.
  5. In a small bowl whisk the egg and 1 tablespoon of water together then brush the border of the tart with the egg wash.
  6. Evenly spread the Nutella and bake 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  7. To make the raspberry sauce, add one cup of berries, lemon zest (do not add lemon juice), and 1/4 cup of water to a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently and breaking up the berries until the mixture comes to a boil.
  8. Mix the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water together in a small bowl then fold it into the berry mixture allowing the sauce to thicken.
  9. Top slices of tart with homemade raspberry sauce, a few fresh raspberries and (optional) a dusting of confectioners sugar.

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