chocolate caramel macaroon tart
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chocolate caramel tart with coconut macaroon crust

An easy to make decadent coconut macaroon tart crust filled with a soft homemade caramel and topped with a dark chocolate ganache
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate caramel tart, chocolate ganache, coconut macaroon crust, coconut macaroon tart
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 350kcal
Author Ashlee Marie

Ingredients

Coconut Macaroon Crust

Soft Caramel Layer

  • 1/3 C butter
  • 1/3 lbs light brown sugar packed
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C light corn syrup
  • 2 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 5 oz dark chocolate wafers

Instructions

Coconut Macaroon Crust

  • preheat the overn to 375
  • whisk the sugar, flour and coconut
  • add the egg whites and whisk until blended
  • press into the bottom of a 9 inch tart pan and up the sides
  • use foil to hold the macaroon dough into place and fill with pie weights (or dried beans)
  • bake for 9 mins and then pull out the foil and weights
  • bake another 9 mins until the crust is done cooking - and slightly golden
  • let cool

Soft Caramel Layer

  • In a large saucepan dissolve the brown sugar and salt in the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the Karo syrup and mix
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk in and stir.
  • Boil the mixture over medium heat until it hits 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer (remember candy temperatures are listed as sea level degree's so adjust according to your altitude - for example I lower all temperatures by 20 degrees F because I live so high up)
  • Add the vanilla and stir
  • Pour into the tart crust and let it set

Chocolate Ganache

  • place chocolate in a small bowl
  • bring the cream to a boil and pour over the chocolate
  • cover the bowl with plastic (to help hold the heat) and let sit for 5 mins
  • Stir together until smooth
  • pour over the caramel and let set

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Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg