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Salted Almond Truffle Tart

Salted Almond Truffle Tart

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Hands On 30 mins
  • Total Time 5 hrs

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One of our testers described this tart's filling as "chocolate butter." We couldn't agree more. It's fantastically rich, with roast-toasty salted almonds in the crust and flaky sea salt on top to balance the sweetness.


  • Butter
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds with sea salt, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter, cubed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut up
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Flaky sea salt (optional)*


  1. Lightly butter a 9-inch round tart pan with removable bottom and place in freezer. Combine almonds, 1/3 cup brown sugar and oats in a food processor. Process until nuts are finely ground. Add flour and pulse until combined. Add 1/2 cup butter and pulse until texture of coarse meal. Add egg yolk and pulse for 30 seconds or until mixture begins to come together. Transfer to a bowl and knead until dough just comes together. Press evenly into bottom and sides of prepared pan. Prick bottom with a fork. Line crust with foil. Freeze for at least 45 minutes or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees . Fill crust with dried beans or pie weights, pushing to the edges to help hold up edges while baking. Bake 12 minutes; remove foil and beans. Bake 6 to 8 minutes more or until deep golden brown. Cool completely.
  3. For filling: Combine chocolate, 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon brown sugar in a medium heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to boiling. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve over chocolate mixture; let sit for 5 minutes. Add vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt; stir until smooth. Pour into crust and spread to edges. Refrigerate 4 to 24 hours, covering after 3 hours. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with a little flaky sea salt, if desired.


  • *Shopping Tip Flaky sea salt has a clean flavor and crunchy texture. Find it at large supermarkets or specialty stores. Maldon is a well-known brand, but many are available.

Nutrition Facts

(Salted Almond Truffle Tart)

Servings Per Recipe 16, sat. fat (g) 14, Riboflavin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 24, Niacin (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 542, iron (mg) 2, vit. C (mg) 0, sugar (g) 14, Potassium (mg) 170, pro. (g) 3, calcium (mg) 42, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, fiber (g) 2, sodium (mg) 124, Monounsaturated fat (g) 7, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 14, Fat, total (g) 25, cal. (kcal) 315, chol. (mg) 59

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