At the last-minute on Christmas day, I was trying to decide what dessert to make for a reception on the same day. Then, I remembered a delicious dark chocolate tart I once raved about in a café and decided to replicate it using what I had in my pantry.

Here’s my lazy version of a chocolate ganache tart in three simple steps:

1- Crust

This is the easiest step: cook a store-bought pie shell according to the instructions on the package.

2- Caramel Layer

Make some homemade salted caramel. It takes less than 15 minutes and once you have the twist, it’s really simple. The trick is to start to add the cream almost as soon as the color of the sugar and water turns to amber. If you wait too long, it will have a burnt taste. Recipe here. Once the caramel has cooled a bit, put it in the pie shell and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

3- Chocolate Layer

Make a chocolate ganache. To make a ganache, you only need three ingredients: butter, cream, and chocolate. For my tart, I used dark chocolate chips. Recipe here. Once the mix has cooled a bit, put the ganache in the pie shell. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. It will give the ganache time to set.

For the final touch, you can put raspberries on top of the tart to make it prettier and add a beautiful fruity taste.

In the end, it tasted great and everybody loved it! On my part, I really liked the fact that it was really easy to make and that I could use ingredients I already had at home.

I hope you are having a great holiday season 🙂


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My name is Isabelle (Zaza for the few people who knew me way back then). I am writing to you from my pink office in Montréal, Québec. As a French literature graduate, I soon realized that teaching was not for me and I am now working in an office. I love mountains, trees, soup, and books. In recent years, my passion for food grew bigger and bigger. As a result, I am now going out of my comfort zone in the kitchen and trying to be more adventurous. I invite you to follow me on my journey to learn new techniques, conquer desserts and find exquisite recipes. Along the way, I plan to share what excites me, may it be a newly discovered restaurant, book, artist or Etsy find.


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