Petite Caramel-Chocolate Tartlets

Blackberry-Chai Pastry Stacks (left), Pecan Caramel-Chocolate Tartlets (middle) & Lemon Macarons (right)

Delicate and delicious, these Petite Caramel-Chocolate Tartlets are sweet balance of chocolate, vanilla, and dulce de leche flavors.

Petite Caramel-Chocolate Tartlets
Yield: 24
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  1. 1 (4-ounce) bar bittersweet chocolate, chopped, divided
  2. 1½ cups plus 2 tablespoons cold heavy whipping cream, divided
  3. 24 (1.75-inch) mini tartlet shells*
  4. 1 (13.4-ounce) can dulce de leche (caramel)*
  5. 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  6. ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. Garnish: Wilton Sprinkles Gold Sugar Pearls, CK Products Edible Glitter Flakes Metallic Gold, Wilton Gold Pearl Dust
  1. Reserve 1 tablespoon chopped chocolate.
  2. In a medium heatproof bowl, combine remaining chocolate and 2 tablespoons cream, and heat in a microwave oven, according
to package directions, stirring to combine. Divide melted chocolate among tartlet shells. Refrigerate until chocolate has cooled, approximately 30 minutes.
  3. Place dulce de leche in a pastry bag fitted with a medium round tip (Wilton#12), and pipe into each tartlet shell, filling level with edges.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine remaining 1½ cups cream, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat at high speed with a mixer until thickened.
  5. Transfer whipped cream to a pastry bag fitted with a large open-star tip (Wilton#1M), and pipe a rosette onto each tartlet.
  6. Sprinkle tartlets with reserved
1 tablespoon chopped chocolate.
  7. Just before serving, garnish tartlets with sugar pearls, glitter flakes, and pearl dust, if desired.
  1. *We used Clearbrook Farms Shortbread Tart Shells and Nestlé La Lechera Dulce de Leche.
TeaTime Magazine
From TeaTime, September/October 2016


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