How many of you have bought these Ruby Cacao Wafers from Trader Joe's but not known what to do with them once you got them home so you just end up eating them by the handful until they are gone? I know I am not alone in this.
I've done this at least three times and I finally came to my senses and decided to incorporate them into this Ruby Cacao Ganache Tart recipe. The funny thing is, I was planning to make a dark chocolate ganache but realized I didn't have enough dark chocolate in my pantry. Unable to face Whole Foods on a Saturday, I started scouring my baking cupboard and spotted these pretty pink pastilles way in the back. Then I put these babies to work, best decision I've made in a long time.
The best news is, this Ruby Cacao Ganache Tart ridiculously easy to make. It combines my Basic Tart Dough with the worlds easiest filling - a simple mix of Ruby Cacao Wafers, heavy cream and some honey. That is it. And here's the kicker, making the ruby cacao ganache filling takes less than 8 minutes and literally comes together with the flick of a whisk. All you do is warm the heavy cream and honey in a heavy pot on the stove until it's simmering. Then pour it over the ruby cacao wafers, let them hang out for about 5 minutes and then whisk it all together by hand. Then you pour the ruby cacao ganache into a prepared tart shell and let it set for a couple of hours. It's laughably easy.
To finish this fanciful Ruby Cacao Ganache Tart, I made good use of that quarter bag of dark chocolate chips I had left and melted them down in a double boiler. Then I used a whisk to wave over an artsy drizzle of dark chocolate adding a rich flavor, beautiful design and a slight crunch. I sprinkled on some bright yellow bee pollen to add a punch of color and an earthy grounding flavor. A sprinkle of sea salt flakes adds a delicate salty crunch that balances the rich chocolatey flavors perfectly.
While it isn't a requirement to serve this Ruby Cacao Ganache Tart with a cup of espresso, it probably should be. The rich and creamy flavors of the ruby cacao ganache with the bitter, dark notes of espresso are a match made in dessert heaven. This Ruby Cacao Ganache Tart is such a fun twist on a basic Chocolate Tart. The complimentary colors, slightly tangy and fruity pink chocolate filling and crisp tart shell all come together in a modern tart that's super simple to make but looks like a million bucks. I for one, am so glad that I decided to take chance on the Ruby Cacao Wafers and create this beautiful Ruby Cacao Ganache Tart. I hope you will give it a go too! I mean why have a boring, regular ol' chocolate tart when you can have a pretty pink chocolate tart?!Print