Chocolate Fruit Tart

Chocolate Fruit Tart

Chocolate shortbread tart with pastry cream and fresh fruit.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt together in a bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter using a pastry cutter or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix in egg and egg yolk until dough comes together.
  3. Step 3

    Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Transfer to a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom.
  4. Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until dry to the touch, about 25 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Meanwhile, prepare the pastry cream. Bring milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan.
  6. Step 6

    Whisk eggs, sugar, and flour together in a large bowl until smooth. Whisk in hot milk, a little at a time, until custard is smooth. Pour custard back into the saucepan; add lemon zest. Cook, whisking constantly, until pastry cream thickens and comes to a boil, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, discard lemon zest, and let cool.
  7. Step 7

    Remove tart crust from the oven and let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Unmold crust and fill with cooled pastry cream. Pile cherries in the center. Arrange peach slices in a ring around the cherries. Arrange kiwi slices in a ring around the peaches.