Chocolate Goat's Cheese Tarts
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Chocolate Goat's Cheese Tarts

Molten dark chocolate mousse oozing with salty goat's cheese in a wonderful flaky pastry case makes these tarts a sophisticated but most delicious dessert.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea, Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: dark chocolate, goat's cheese, tarts
Servings: 6 tarts
Calories: 595kcal
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme



  • 125 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 125 g plain flour
  • 125 g unsalted butter - cubed
  • 1 ½ tsp icing sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg (I used a duck egg)


  • 85 g unsalted butter
  • 100 g 72% dark chocolate (I used Green & Blacks)
  • 1 large egg (I used a duck egg)
  • 25 g golden caster sugar (I used cardamom sugar)
  • 20 g plain flour
  • 75 g ripe goat's cheese - cut into small pieces (I used Capricorn goat's cheese)


  • Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl. Rub the buttering the flour with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Make a well in the centre, add the egg and enough water to form a soft but not wet dough (about 50 ml). Stir in with a round-bladed knife, then bring it together with your hands to form a ball of dough.
  • Flatten to form a disc then place in a plastic bag and leave in the fridge for an hour to rest.
  • Set the oven to 180℃.
  • Roll the dough out as thinly as possible and line six 10 cm tart cases.
  • Place back in the fridge whilst the oven warms up.
  • Place the tarts on the top shelf and bake for about 12 minutes until golden.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter and chocolate in a pan over a very low heat. Leave to cool a little.
  • Whisk the egg with the sugar until pale and thick. Pour the chocolate mixture down the side of the bowl and fold into the egg as gently as possible.
  • Sift in the flour and fold in.
  • Divide the mixture between the tart cases, then scatter the cheese over the tops.
  • Bake at 180℃ for a further 8 minutes.
  • Leave to cool or eat warm.


You'll have enough pastry left over to use for something else. It will keep in the fridge for a few days.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.


Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.9g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 41.6g | Saturated Fat: 25.4g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 10.2g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3.6mg