This recipe came up very randomly. I woke up this past sunday morning with one thing in my mind: white chocolate mousse. I am not sure how this idea came to me but while I was having my first cup of coffee of the day, I decided I needed to make a dessert that included white chocolate mousse. I quickly imagined this tart with a delicate crust, topped with my dreamy chocolate mousse. In honor of the last days of the warm weather and fall approaching I tried to make a pie out of the ordinary. Topped with any seasonal fresh fruits, this dessert is not a treat you forget easily.
For the crust:
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of ground hazelnut
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 8 tbsp of margarine or butter
- A pinch of salt
For the white chocolate mousse:
- 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
- 5 tbsp of margarine
- 1 cup of whipping cream
To make the tart: in a large bowl, mix together the flour, ground hazelnut, egg yolk, salt and sugar. Add the margarine or butter one tbsp at a time and mix by hand until the dough becomes homogeneous.
Grease a tart mold and preheat the oven to 375. Press the dough on the bottom of mold, pick with a fork and bake for 35min.
To make the mousse: in a large saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and add the margarine. In the bowl on a mixer, whip the cream and once its ready add slowly the white chocolate mix. Stir everything gently with a wooden spatula.
Once the pie is ready, leave it to cool down for about 15 minutes. Add the mousse on top and refrigerate overnight. You can top the pie with fresh seasonal fruits.