Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart (Gluten Free!)

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Hello there chocolate and caramel lovers!

I’ve got a little special something for you today… It’s called a Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart and it happens to be gluten free.

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This dangerously dark thing of beauty is the perfect treat to make for someone you want to impress.

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It’s elegant. Luxurious. Ultra rich, with deep salted caramel flavor and silky chocolate ganache covering the top.

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The crust is made out of gluten free chocolate graham crackers. This provides a crisp crumbly contrast to the oozing salted caramel center that melts in your mouth.

This Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart is to die for, you guys. We tried something similar not long ago at a restaurant, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

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It’s easy to make your own Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart. You just need a food processor, a tart pan, and a little time on your hands.

Start by making fine chocolate crumbs. Crush gluten free chocolate graham crackers in the food processor, and mix the crumbs with butter. Press them into a tart pan and bake.

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Then boil sugar and water into a dark caramelized syrup. The color greatly effects the taste. So if you like mild caramel, boil the syrup for less time. However, if you like intensely dark caramel, boil the sugar until it’s dark brown.

Whisk the caramelized syrup with cream and butter to make a thick caramel filling. Pour the filling in the baked crust.

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Finally, melt chocolate into cream for a smooth chocolate ganache. Pour the chocolate over the caramel filling and chill to set!

See? You can do this!

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Our Gluten Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart is the perfect dessert for Valentines Day. It’s decadent and tastes, well… special.

Your sweetie will feel special when they taste it, and that’s what a good dessert is all about!

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart (Gluten Free!)

Yield: 8-12 servings

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:20 minutes

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart (Gluten Free!) – This divine Chocolate Tart Recipe is made with a gluten free crust! Best dessert we’ve made all winter!

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 5 ounces chocolate graham crackers (gluten free)
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter

For the Caramel Layer:

  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

For the Chocolate Ganache:

  • 5 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup**
  • Flake salt for garnish

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the chocolate graham crackers in the food processor. Pulse the crackers into fine crumbs. Pour the melted butter into the food processor and pulse again until well combined.
  2. Press the chocolate crumbs, firmly and evenly, into a 9-10 inch tart pan. Make sure to press the crumbs up the sides. Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place sugar and water into a medium sauce pot for the caramel filling. Fit a candy thermometer on the edge of the pot, and turn the burner on medium-high. Bring the sugar to a boil and let it simmer until it turns dark and reaches between 330-350 degrees F. The color should be somewhere between a medium honey brown and a dark sweet tea brown. Do not stir the sugar syrup, but swirl the pot on occasion. Once your desired color is reached, immediately take it off the heat. *Lighter colored sugar offers a lighter caramel taste. Whereas dark syrup creates a bold deep caramel flavor.
  4. While the sugar is boiling place the heavy cream, butter, vanilla, and salt in a microwave-safe boil. Warm the ingredients for 1-2 minutes in the microwave, until the butter melts. Then stir well. (This can also be done on the stovetop.) Once the syrup is taken off the heat, quickly whisk the cream mixture into the caramelized syrup, until very smooth.
  5. Pour the caramel filling into the baked tart crust. Tap it on the counter gently to remove bubbles. Then place the tart in the refrigerator to set. Allow at least 30 minutes of chill time, before adding the ganache layer.
  6. For the chocolate ganache, break the chocolate into pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Pour the cream and corn syrup over the chocolate. Heat in the microwave, in one minute increments, until the chocolate is melted and stirs smoothly into the cream. (This can also be done on the stovetop.) **The corn syrup is optional. It makes the ganache shiny, but it not necessary for flavor or texture.
  7. Pour the chocolate ganache evenly over the top of the caramel filling. Use a spatula to spread the chocolate to the edges. Place in the refrigerator and chill for at least one hour. Then sprinkle the top with salt flakes.
  8. You can keep the tart in the fridge. However for best cutting results, I like to keep the tart in the freezer. For neat edges, lift the tart out of the ring and cut the pieces while frozen. Thaw the pieces on dessert plates for 15  minutes before serving. This Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart can be made up to a week in advance!

NOTES: You can make this recipe using standard wheat-based chocolate graham crackers or wafer cookies. Yet to make it gluten free, find gluten free cookies or grahams. Pamela’s makes a nice gf graham cracker. If you can’t find them, you can also use Annie’s gf chocolate bunny grahams, or gf oreo-style cookies.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8-12 servings, Serving Size: 12

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 427 Calories
  • Total Fat: 27.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.3g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Sodium: 445mg
  • Carbohydrates: 46.6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 41.4g
  • Protein: 1.3g
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12 comments on “Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart (Gluten Free!)

  1. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted January 30, 2017 at 10:24 am Reply

    I so need this chocolate and caramel tart in my life!

  2. Heather Christoposted January 30, 2017 at 10:57 am Reply

    This look so decadent and beautiful! I love that you made it gluten free!

  3. Susanposted January 30, 2017 at 12:51 pm Reply

    You make the carmel from the sugar. Instructios are given in the recipe

  4. Sommerposted January 30, 2017 at 2:34 pm Reply

    Hi Pierre! Yes, the caramel filling is made from scratch. That’s why you don’t see caramel in the ingredients list. It is made from the sugar, butter and cream.

  5. Maria Lichtyposted January 30, 2017 at 4:34 pm Reply

    This looks like the perfect dessert!

  6. Julie | Table for Twoposted February 1, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply

    Aw man, that caramel. Seriously just made my mouth water!

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  9. Christineposted September 13, 2017 at 11:48 pm Reply

    You mention using a candy thermometer, but you do not list the temperature that the boiling sugar should reach.
    Also, do you use the 1/2 cup of water to boil with the sugar?

    • Sommerposted September 15, 2017 at 8:55 am Reply

      Hi Christine!

      Are you looking at the article or the recipe? Everything you need to know is in the official recipe. :)

  10. Rachelposted November 25, 2017 at 1:42 pm Reply

    This is the most wonderful gf dessert I’ve made . . . so easy and yummy, thank you!

    Rating: 5
  11. Shannonposted December 26, 2017 at 12:23 pm Reply

    Very rich and decadent, and it was impressive at my Christmas dinner. Gave it 4 instead of 5 stars because it melted into a shapeless mass after being left out for an hour, and it was really rather sweet and needed whipped cream on the side to balance the richness. Next time I may switch around the layers and proportions, having a thicker bottom layer of semi-sweet ganache and a thinner top layer of caramel. It would be less sweet and likely hold its shape better as well. Thanks for this gorgeous recipe!

    Rating: 4