Posted on: Friday, May 5th, 2013

Perfect for any occasion, this mouth-watering tartlet recipe is sure to become your new favorite party dessert. We don’t know if they’d replace a cup of espresso, but Chef’s Expressions is a firm believer that it never hurts to indulge…

Espresso Cardamom Ganache Tartlets with Raspberries


1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, room temperature
1/4 cup Sugar
1 large Egg
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/8 teaspoon Salt


1/4 cup Hot Water
1 tablespoon Instant Espresso Powder
3/4 cup Whipping Cream
2 tablespoons Sugar
½ teaspoon Black Cardamom Pods toasted and powdered
10 ounces Bittersweet (not unsweetened) or Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
2 ½ pints raspberries

Mix 1/4 cup hot water and espresso powder in small bowl until espresso dissolves. Bring cream, cardamom, and sugar to simmer in heavy medium saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add chocolate; stir until melted and smooth. Mix in espresso mixture. Pour hot filling into tartlets. Chill until chocolate sets, at least 2 hours. Cover and keep refrigerated. Remove tart pan sides from tartlets. Transfer to plates and serve.
Garnish with fresh raspberries.

Now that my friends, is dessert with a kick! Try this delightful recipe out for yourselves tomorrow morning over a nice cup of Joe and let us know what you think!