Last weekend I was tasked with bringing a dessert to a dinner party. I originally was thinking about bringing a custard apple tart, but one of the guests is a bit picky and I was worried that was too far out of her comfort zone to enjoy.
I did a little searching online and decided to make a peanut butter chocolate tart. I found this recipe from Once Upon A Chef. The recipe was pretty simple, but with the addition of a layer of chocolate ganache on the top and melted dark chocolate mixed into the crust it was elevated to another level.
It was my first time making a ganache and I looked to The Kitchn for advice (like I do any time I try I new kitchen skill) and was shocked at how easy it is. I might start putting a layer on ganache on all my desserts. The recipe has you make the chocolate topping in the microwave, but I did mine on the stove top. I have a terrible history of burning chocolate in the microwave. It takes ever so slightly longer on the stove, but I could keep a much better eye on it.
I served it with lightly sweetened homemade whipped cream. Everyone loved the recipe and did not believe me when I said it was so easy to make. I changed Jenn’s recipe a tiny bit using 3/4 of a cup of white sugar and 1/4 cup of brown sugar for a richer flavor in the peanut butter filling.
The peanut butter filling was almost too sweet for my taste, I was happy to have the fresh whipped cream on the side to lighten it up a little up. If I was going to make it again I think I would cut the sugar in half and use 1/4 white sugar and 1/4 brown sugar. Other than that (and I was the only one who thought it was too sweet) it was perfect. The recipe can be found here.