Chocolate Almond Butter Tarte

February 20, 2017 in Category: What's New

When you think “French tarte,” you might first think fruit fillings: apples (of course!), berries, lemon… Certainly, there are French tartes filled with chocolate; but we’ve got one you’ve likely never seen (or tasted) before—in France, or anywhere else.

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Almond Butter Tarte was initially conceived as a Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tarte. On second thought, we decided this new dessert needed a different, more decadent twist. That twist is almond butter.

We replaced what would’ve been the caramel layer with a creamy, smooth spread made from almonds. In fact, our French supplier bought some of our Almond Butter in order to formulate their own that matched it in taste and texture. On top of that nut butter foundation, we layered rich, sweet, chocolate ganache.

These layers are cradled in a butter crust, which—in another twist—has cocoa added to it. The result is a crisp, buttery crust with plenty of cocoa flavor. The Tarte is finished with an artful sprinkling on top of dark chocolate curls and roasted almond sticks.

This ready-made dessert only requires you defrost it—one hour at room temperature, or three hours in the refrigerator. Serve it by itself, or topped with your favorite cream (ice or whipped) to complement the Chocolate-Almond Butter intensity. It serves four people as a full dessert. For a larger group, you might cut the Tarte into bite-sized squares for a sweet treat served alongside hot coffee or tea.

Trader Joe’s 11.28-ounce Chocolate Almond Butter Tarte is available in our freezers everyday for $5.99.

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Cream, Unbleached Wheat Flour, Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavor), Sugar, Butter, Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavor), Water, Glucose Syrup, Eggs, Sugar Glaze (Sugar, Potato Starch), Cocoa Powder, White Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Milk Powder, Skim Milk Powder, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavor), Dark Chocolate Curls (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Butter Oil, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavor), Roasted Almonds, Salt, Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Pectin (Pectin, Disodium Diphosphate, Dextrose, Tricalcium Phosphate), Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate [leavening agent], Sodium Bicarbonate [leavening agent], Potato Starch), Carrageenan (Carrageenan, Dextrose), Citric Acid. CONTAINS MILK, EGG, SOY, WHEAT, ALMOND. MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF COCONUT, PISTACHIO, HAZELNUT, PECAN, WALNUT.

Tags: Chocolate, Frozen, Dessert, France