Quick salted caramel & chocolate tart

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes + chilling
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes + chilling

Serves: 8


150g Waitrose Fairtrade Golden Caster Sugar
150ml whipping cream
20g unsalted butter
¼ tsp flaky sea salt
205g Waitrose Crisp And Buttery Sweet Pastry Case

For the topping:
150ml whipping cream
150g Green & Black’s Organic 70% Fairtrade Dark Chocolate, chopped finely
Green & Black’s Organic Fairtrade Cocoa Powder for dusting


1. Place the sugar in a heavy-based pan with 50ml water and heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved then heat gently to a rich, golden caramel colour.

2. Pour the cream into another saucepan and warm gently with the butter.

3. Remove the cream and butter from the heat and pour into the caramel. It will hiss and spit. Once calm and smooth, tip into a metal bowl, add the salt and leave until cool but not cold. Take 2 tbsp of the caramel and place in a piping bag to use later. Pour the rest into the pastry case and chill until set.

4. For the topping, heat the cream gently until just reaching a simmer and pour over the chocolate, then leave for a few minutes before stirring until the chocolate is smooth and has melted.

5. Pour onto the caramel and leave to cool and set in the fridge. Drizzle with reserved caramel and serve dusted with cocoa.