Salted caramel and ganache tarts

Salted caramel and ganache tarts



  • 1/4 cup (60ml) cream (pouring or thickened)
  • 200g dark cooking chocolate, broken into cubes
  • 12 ready-made tarlet cases
  • 12 tbsp slow cooker salted caramel (this is equal to one tin)
  • 12 strawberries (for garnish)



Step 1. Place cream in a glass bowl and microwave on high for 20-30 seconds. When hot, add dark chocolate pieces.

Step 2. Using a metal spoon, mix chocolate and cream well until all chocolate is melted and you have a smooth mixture. You may need to return to microwave for 5-10 second bursts until you have smooth glossy ganache.

Step 3. Spoon tablespoon-sized amounts of salted caramel into the tartlet cases and smooth over with the back of a spoon.

Step 4.  Spoon warm ganache over the caramel and tap bases gently on the bench to smooth over the tops. Slice strawberries into fan shapes and place on top.

Salted caramel and ganache tarts

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  • You can make this Caramel sauce to go over ice cream and if you have slightly more sophisticated taste then this Salted caramel sauce is lovely over ice cream too.
  • If you want to make Caramel filling on the stove top it only takes 2 hours v’s 8 hours for slow cooker salted caramel.
  • These Caramels are the perfect homemade confectionery to give as gifts.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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