Berry and White Choc Tart

Berry and White Choc Tart by Annabel Karmel

This show-stopping dessert couldn't be simpler. The buttery biscuit base is covered with a delicious combination of cream cheese and smooth white chocolate, then topped with fresh berries, which you could swap for whichever fruits are in season.

For how many? Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 250g digestive biscuits
  • 275g full-fat cream cheese
  • 300ml double cream
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g fresh blueberries
  • 300g fresh raspberries
  • runny honey, for drizzling

Instructions

1. Start by making the biscuit base. Melt the butter in a saucepan then remove from the heat. Put the biscuits in a plastic food bag, seal the bag, then crush them to fine crumbs with a rolling pin. Transfer the biscuit crumbs to the pan with the melted butter and mix thoroughly. Press the buttery crumbs into the base and slightly up the sides of a 25 cm (10 in) fluted, loose-bottom tart tin. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes, until firm.

2. Melt half the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (don’t allow the base of the bowl to touch the water), then set aside.

3. Place the cream cheese and double cream in a bowl. Beat with an electric whisk or by hand until the mixture forms thick, soft peaks, then add the melted white chocolate, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.

4. Remove the biscuit base from the fridge and spoon the cream cheese mixture onto the base. Smooth the surface, arrange the blueberries and raspberries on top, then decorate the tart with white chocolate shavings (using the remaining white chocolate) and drizzle with honey.

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