White chocolate tart with raspberries

A devastating dessert from Tamasin Day-Lewis - luscious rapsberries and a creamy white chocolate filling in crisp golden pastry
By Tamasin Day-Lewis
White chocolate tart with raspberries
  • Rating:
  • Serves: 6-8
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus several hrs chilling
  • Effort: medium



  • 200 ml crème fraîche
  • 225 ml double cream
  • 175 g white chocolate
  • 200 g raspberries

For the pastry:

  • 120 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tsp Green & Black's cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 60 g chilled butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1-2 tbsp ice cold water


1. For the pastry, sift the flour, cocoa and icing sugar into a food processor. Add the cold butter and whiz briefly. Add the egg yolk and a tablespoon or two of ice-cold water. Process again just to the point at which the pastry coheres. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6. Grease a 22cm tart tin.

3. Spread some flour sifted with a bit more cocoa powder on a pastry board. Roll out the pastry thinly and place in the tart tin, pressing it into the edges and trimming the top. Line with kitchen foil and weigh down with baking beans.

4. Place in the oven and bake blind for 20 minutes. Remove the beans and foil, then bake for a further 10 minutes until crisp and slightly coloured. Leave to cool.

5. For the filling, heat the crème fraîche with 100ml of the double cream.

6. Break the chocolate into a bowl and pour the hot cream over it. Leave for a minute, then stir until the chocolate dissolves. Cover with cling film punched with some air holes, and put in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

7. Very lightly crush the raspberries with a fork, just to let the juice run a little, but leaving them whole. Arrange them in the pastry case.

8. Whisk the remaining double cream until thick but still soft rather than rigid.

9. Fold the cream into the chocolate mixture. Smooth this over the raspberries using a rubber spatula. Chill for at least another hour before serving.

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