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White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Gingerbread Tart

A Christmassy joyful occasion tart! A layer of creamy white chocolate ganache, topped with a smooth and sharp-tasting cranberry jelly, sits inside a sweet ginger pastry shell. This will be a stunning festive treat.

CUISINES: American
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 3 hr 30 min
COOKING TIME: 30 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 【Gingerbread Pie Crust】
  • [Dry Ingredients]
  • cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp Allspice
  • tsp Cloves
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • [For step 2]
  • 4 oz. Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Ginger, Minced
  • [Liquid Ingredients]
  • 2 tbsp Cold water
  • 1 tbsp Molasses
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 【White Chocolate Ganache】
  • 6 oz. Heavy cream
  • 12 oz. White chocolate
  • tsp Salt
  • 1 oz. Unsalted room-temperature butter
  • 【Cranberry Jelly】
  • 3 cups Cranberry
  • 1 large Apple
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • ½ cup Cold Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 【Garnish】
  • White chocolate
  • Candied cranberry
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1【Gingerbread Pie Crust】
Step 1【Gingerbread Pie Crust】
Step 1【Gingerbread Pie Crust】
Mix [Dry Ingredients] together in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle.
Step 2
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Step 2
Add in cold, cubed butter and fresh ginger, and mix until crumbly, and butter is no larger than pea-sized. (If a few larger pieces of butter remain, rub them into the flour by hand.)
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Step 3
Mix together cold water, molasses, and vanilla.
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Stream into pie dough and mix just until the dough starts to come together and no dry flour remains in the bottom of the bowl. Do not overmix.
Step 5
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Step 5
Chill 30 minutes, then roll into a ⅛” thick round. Use the tart pan to make sure the dough is big enough to come up the sides of the pan with a little overhand.
Step 5
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Step 5
Chill 30 minutes more.
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Step 6
Line the tart mold. Chill in the freezer for 10 minutes.
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Then trim the edges of the pie dough using a paring knife or offset spatula. Reserve dough scraps in case you need to patch any cracks that form as the tart bakes.
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Step 8
Line the tart crust with a sheet of parchment paper and fill with baking weights that come up to the edge of the tart.
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Bake at 350°F/180°C for 15 minutes, then carefully remove parchment paper and pie weights and bake another 10-15 minutes, until the crust is golden brown at the edges, and the center of the tart dough is completely baked.
Step 10
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Step 10
Cool to room temperature.
Step 11 【White Chocolate Ganache】
Step 11 【White Chocolate Ganache】
Step 11 【White Chocolate Ganache】
Bring cream to a simmer.
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Step 12
Put chocolate and salt in a food processor and pulse to break up into small pieces.
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When cream simmers, pour over chocolate and let sit one minute to melt chocolate.
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Pulse until smooth, scraping down the sides of the food processor a couple of times.
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When chocolate is melted, add in butter cubes, one at a time, and blend to melt.
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Pour into baked and cooled pie crust. Chill in the freezer to set. (Make sure the tart is completely flat and level.)
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Put all 【Cranberry Jelly】ingredients except vanilla in a saucepan.
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Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Cook until all of the cranberries have burst, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
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Step 19
Remove from heat, add vanilla.
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Press through a mesh strainer.
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Cool for 30 minutes at room temperature, then carefully pour over a cold white chocolate layer.
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Step 22
Chill at least 30 minutes in the fridge to set.
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Garnish with White chocolate and candied cranberry.
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Enjoy!