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Nectarine Chocolate Tart

Nectarine Chocolate Tart

I know, I know what your thinking... Nectarines and chocolate? BAM have you fallen off your rocker?

Nectarine Chocolate Tart

You have to just trust me on this one. This is one dessert your family will keep asking for over and over again. Do any of you need to bring a dessert for Easter Sunday to the relatives or need an easy make ahead dessert because your hosting the event yourselves? This is the perfect dessert recipe for Easter Day.

Nectarine Chocolate Tart

This little nectarine chocolate tart is full of spring flavors with the beautiful fresh nectarines laced with rich and creamy chocolate.  A perfectly delightful way to keep the chocolate buzz going from the Easter bunny.

Nectarine Chocolate Tart

Chocolate has an amazing hidden talent of unifying and changing flavors when mixed with other fruits and spices. (Just think about how chocolate dynamically intensifies and changes the taste or oranges, strawberries, liquors, cinnamon, chilies, ginger and many other spices, so imagine what it can do for nectarines)

Nectarine Chocolate Tart

The chocolate is rich and melts in your mouth. The nectarines are bright and sparkle with flavor and are perfectly aldente texture. The nectarines give this dessert a little tart flavor and peacefully combine with the sweet flavors and textures of this rich chocolate tart. The buttery flaky tart crust is just the perfect housing to transport this little nectarine chocolate tart from your plate to your mouth.

Nectarine Chocolate Tart

Sometimes the taste of something reminds you of something from your childhood. My mom used to dip dried nectarines into chocolate and serve these during the holidays. She would dip dried nectarines in dark chocolate, some in dark and white chocolate and some in just white chocolate, just for me. This little dessert reminds me of my childhood days when I was a wee kindergartener.

Nectarine Chocolate Tart

For some reason, when I was a little kid I had lots of colds and upper respiratory problems so they did a full and compete allergy test, you know the painful one where they put all the needles in your backs and arms. Well back in the day thats how they did this test, and it came up with the result that I was allergic to cocoa and cinnamon. What the heck! I was 5 years old and my future as I knew it,  just came to a crushing end. No more chocolate! No more Cinnamon buns!

Nectarine Chocolate Tart

I received these results to the test just days before the Easter bunny was scheduled to visit. Oh the horror or of it all..I opened up my Easter basket and there is was one big ugly disgusting white chocolate bunny, yellow and pink marshmallow chicks and it seemed like I ended up with all the nasty licorice flavored jelly beans in my basket as well.

Nectarine Chocolate Tart

Tears ran down my cheek. My white lacy tights were crooked and tight about my ankles. My fancy Easter dress was picky from the lace. My Easter bonnet was drooping over my eyes and it was so cold outside that you could see your breath when you exhaled outside. However, my cheeks were flushed and hot and I ran to hide in hopes that this day would soon come to an end.

Nectarine Chocolate Tart

Then my big sister grabbed me by the hand and said the Easter bunny has been spotted in the park. I quickly dumped all my worthless candy out on to the floor from my hand-woven easter basket and ran out the door, faster than the little energizer bunny. Fancy colored Easter eggs were hidden everywhere. As I would walk along the park my dad would say, "Your getting hotter, Bubs." " Your getting colder, Bubs." Until somehow, I gathered all the endless eggs.

Nectarine Chocolate Tart

Sometimes my brother-in-law would have to give me a hand to lift me up so I could get the Easter eggs high from off the trees. I sometimes would scuff my pretty white patten leather shoes as I ran in the grass and hoped that mom would not notice. I began not to care that my dress was scratchy. I took off my Easter bonnet as I wanted to be able to run fast and free. I no longer cared or noticed that my fancy tights were bagging around my ankles. All I cared about is filling my basket with pretty pastel eggs. The basket became too heavy for me to carry so my mom gave me another empty Easter basket and said she would hold on to them while I looked some. Egg hunting events seemed to last for hours and now I was starting to grow tired as my basket was again to heavy to carry.

Nectarine Chocolate Tart

My big sister carried me inside and we counted all my beautiful pastel eggs. We enjoyed mom's white and dark chocolate covered nectarines. I realized that white chocolate is quite nice and the reason I liked it was that the nectarine made the plain white chocolate sparkle. I asked my sister if the dark chocolate ones tasted like and she said rich and creamy with a sparkle just like my white and I smiled. A little tart and a little sweet and dreamy. These little bites were my incentive for my Easter Chocolate nectarine Tart.

Wishing you and your family a very beautiful and blessed Easter.




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Nectarine Chocolate Tart

By HWC Magazine  ,

March 30, 2013

Recipe adapted from the book “Never Skip Dessert” by Gregoire Michaud- (I highly recommend this cookbook. It is bilingual in both English and Chinese and he really takes desserts to a different level)

  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Yields: 8 Adults or 1 Hungry Teenager


flour - 1 1/4 cups all purpose

salt - 1/4 teaspoon

butter - 1/2 cup chilled and diced

ice water - 1/4 cup

nectarines - 7 whole fresh, peeled, pitted and cut in half

lemon juice - 1/2 of lemon

sugar or sugar alternative - 5/8 cup (70 grams) granulated

eggs - 2 whole

egg yolks - 6

sugar or sugar alternative - 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated

cream - 5 oz (140 grams) liquid

cake flour - 1/2 oz (15 grams)

chocolate 70% - 130 grams melted

nectarine compote sauce - garnish (optional)

chocolate sauce - garnish (optional)

unsweetened cocoa powder - garnish (optional)



2Preheat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius (374 F).

3Step 2: Create the tart: In a large bowl or using a mixer combine flour and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water, a tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and set in refrigerator while you prepare the compote.

4Step 3: Make the Nectarine Compote: Place the prepared nectarines in a pot on the stove and squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon. Add the sugar and stir and heat until nectarines are tender and sugar is dissolved. Let nectarine compote mixture cool.

5Step 4: Prepare and bake the tart dough: Flour your surface and roll out the tart dough until about 3mm thick. Grease a 25 cm tart shell and place your tart dough in the center. Press down lightly to shape the side. Cut off the excess dough and press with a fork on the top to make a design. With a fork, make holes on bottom and side of tart. Bake Tart for about 20 minutes until golden brown.

6Step 5: Prepare Chocolate Souffle Mixture: In a medium pan warm up the cream and add the melted chocolate until it is smooth. Whip the eggs and sugar until it has a foamy texture. Then add the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and flour and blend until smooth and creamy.

7Step 6: Assembly: Place nectarine hollow side down in the bottom of baked tart. Drizzle chocolate souffle mixture on top of nectarine compote to only about 80 percent full. Bake tart at 200 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes.


9Sprinkle a little cocoa powder on top of tart. Serve Nectarine Chocolate Tart either warm or at room temperature with a drizzle of remaining nectarine compote and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Seriously sinful and decadent.

  • Poor little thing. I can just picture it from your vivid description. What a sweet family you have who all tried to make it better for you. Did you outgrow your allergies?

    Strangely, I had a chocolate allergy as a child which was also diagnosed right before Easter. My mom looked high and low for specialty white chocolates which of course are not as good as the real deal but did suffice. I have thankfully outgrown my allergy.

    This tart looks amazing! Have a wonderful Easter!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Geni, I did grow out of my allergy and so glad to hear that you did too.

  • Thank you for sharing this recipe and memory with us 🙂

  • What a great idea! It looks delicious!

  • Well YUM! Looks very good and the presentation is beautiful too!

  • Wow, that combination is so different and so delicious looking. Perfect for spring for sure!
    Thanks, Bam

  • I actually think that you are a very wise woman. The combination is just heaven.
    Happy Easter to you and your family.

  • Terrific story – extremely well written and presented. Poor you (although there was a happy ending!). And a terrific looking tart. I’ve never paired nectarines and chocolates, but it sounds like a terrific combo. Really good recipe, excellent post. Thanks so much.

  • Oh I don’t think you’re off your rocker – I can definitely taste that combination & I’m thinking…good one. I remember having those allergy shots after being stung by a bee, running back to the house & crying even harder because my mother didn’t recognize me -I was just a round blob. Had shots for years until I finally asked my primary doctor if at some point someone would tell me when it was time to give it up. He looked up how long & said “give it up”. They helped some with the bee stings & that’s mostly what worried me so I just deal with the 36 other allergies they say that I have (including cats & dogs – right).
    Your Easter egg hunt sounds like it saved the day. Years ago we started one in our neighborhood & designated colors for each kid so it would be fair. By the time everyone was done procreating we had to come up with combinations of colors – solid, the going to combinations like pink/green is Joey, yellow/white is Katie, etc. And every year there was always one who couldn’t find that last egg. My husband usually found it with the lawn mower around July. Have a wonderful Easter.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Allergy shots is a part of my life I just try to forget. Allergy shots dont work, they just make kids more anxious. I think with time our bodies adapt or we just learn how to adapt to things that cause us issues.
      Our neighbors used to do the same thing with the eggs and decorate them differently so we could find their rightful owner. This year I actually had a hard time finding white eggs as most eggs in HK are the brown ones. Never mind the whole issue with not being able to find PAAS coloring kits in Hong Kong, now I just use food dye and vinegar, works like a charm. Wishing your family a very blessed Easter. BAM

  • Bam, you are not off your rocker! I like dried apricots dipped in dark chocolate, have you tried that? I can’t wait for nectarines to be in season.

    • I’m sorry to mention the dark chocolate, I forgot the allergy. I understand the allergy thing, I have some too.

      • Bams Kitchen

        Actually Brenda, no worries as I have outgrown my allergies and can eat chocolate and cinnamon.

  • Bam, thank you for sharing that wonderful childhood story! I didn’t grow up celebrating Easter, though the pie does looks absolutely delicious, I can imagine the combination of chocolate and nectarine is surprisingly balanced. Have a wonderful Easter!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Jeno and wishing your family a happy Easter too or just maybe a relaxing weekend at home. Things are pretty low key here in China, you might see a few decorations in the mall but they did not even offer 1200 mass on Good Friday…However, this week on Thursday is grave sweeping week- Chinese holiday and you dont want to even be anywhere near the cemeteries this week because of the traffic.

  • As soon as I saw this my friend, I died a little bit – everything one loves in one delicious tart 🙂
    And thank you for the wonderful Easter story with it!

    Happy Easter
    Choc Chip Uru

  • Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

    That looks delicious Bobbi! Love how you plate this tart –beautiful! Happy Easter! 🙂

  • Mmmmm…nectarines are one of my favorite summer fruit! How wonderful they must taste in your chocolate tart! My kids would have each had a fit if they found out they were allergic to chocolate! What a nightmare! Happy Easter, Bam!

  • Hi Bam.thanks for sharing these sweet memories.Workin on a more classic combination myself:orange and chocolate.But peaches and chocolate looks delicious,and you make me want to try it with white chocolate actually!

  • What a gorgeous recipe!! I love that you have included the peaches in this dish, it looks amazing and I am sure it would taste sensational. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • This looks amazing, and nectarines and chocolate is a PERFECT combination!!! Happy Easter to you and your family!!

  • I’m usually not a fan of chocolate and fruit, but this looks fantastic!

  • I happen to think this combination is amazing! Chocolate does have hidden talents for sure, it goes with so many ingredients. And that easter story, so heartbraking to hear that as a kid. Thanks for stopping by my blog, it´s so nice to meet you!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Paula. I am looking forward to keeping in touch. Have a super Easter weekend. Take care, BAM

  • I loved reading this Bam.. what wonderful and clear memories you have of your childhood! I was running along with you hunting for eggs.. and so glad you found some. I had white patent leather shoes too!! And scuffed them:) Happy Easter Bam, I have no doubt the flavors in this dessert are fantastic.. everything you make is! I’m bookmarking it now:) xx

  • Loved your memories of the Easter egg hunt. It certainly did help to turn your Easter around. 🙂
    Having just written a post where a number of people were surprised to see me pair mushrooms with fish, I now turn around and say that I’m surprised to see you pair nectarines with chocolate. I gotta say, though, BAM, I bet it’s delicious! We are months away from any kind of locally grown stone fruit but I certainly plan on giving this a go later in the year. And your plating of a serving with cocoa powder & sauce was very nicely done.
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter, BAM.

  • Never thought of combining chocolate and nectarine but I’d imagine it to be extremely aromatic. Luckily you have outgrown your allergies!

  • awesome tart….love the nectarine…

  • What a superb tart Bobbi, beautiful peeled nectarines(dedication) and a wonderful thin crisp pastry. Who needs Easter Eggs!

  • What a fantastic combination of ingredients! I am definitely very intrigued!

  • Maureen

    I did wonder about the combination but after that cute story, I have to try this tart!

  • Love the combination! Can’t wait to try this tart when nectarines are in season here!

  • Thanks for sharing your childhood story BAM. I hope you also enjoyed the Easter this year in HK. I have to admit that this is my first time seeing the nectarine and chocolate combination but I don’t have the slightest doubt that this tart tastes fantastic. Thanks for sharing the recipe again!

  • Omg Bam. Just the thought of being allergic to chocolate scaaaares me!! I can’t imagine a life without chocolate. I really enjoyed reading your precious childhood story. Thank you for sharing 🙂 oh yes let’s not forget.. Happy Easter to you and your family! Take care!

  • you have no idea how much i love chocolate tarts! this nectarie and chocolate tart sounds perfect. Am sure they were a hit with yr family.

    hope you and your family had a great Easter Sunday!

  • These look delicious, with the fruit and chocolate filling. Chocolate and fruit do go so well together.

  • Wow, I really like your new look blog, it looks fantastic…I love the recipe, very yummy!

  • What a beautiful combination!!

  • What a delicious pairing !

  • I actually quite like the idea of nectarines and chocolate, the fresh and intense levering each other. Beautiful tart!

  • Actually,You are not alone. I combine every other fruit with chocolate. You might have seen my chocolate crepes with apple filling. I love your tart recipe.

  • I trust you on this one, I am a chocoholic so chocolate with anything is for me.

  • Bam! What a fun, delicious dessert! I love the chunks of nectarines sticking up in the sea of chocolate. The perfect balance 🙂

  • A beautiful story, BAM, and a beautiful recipe. Long live chocolate!

  • Oh these look so so good!

  • Oh my, the texture of that chocolate filling looks positively luscious! It’s like a cross between a mousse and souffle… And the juicy nectarines must balance out that richness so well. I’d sure love a slice or two right about now.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Hannah. I actually think you could call it a souffle. It is really light and delicious. Wishing you a super week. BAM

  • I never tried this combination but I bet they are fabulous!

  • Sharon | Chinese Soup Pot

    I would have never thought to combine nectarine and chocolate together for a tart! By the way, I hope you are OK with eating chocolates now. Life without chocolate is tough to imagine…since they are so good! Beautiful tart!

  • What a beautiful Easter story! <3 The tart looks delicious!

  • Lisa

    What a fantastic twist on a chocolate tart ! I’ve never thought of pairing peaches, much less bectarines with chocolate, but it completely makes sense and looks outstanding! You’re such a creative with your food. You’re also one of the sweetest, kindest people I know. Thank you so much for your concern about where I’d gone to *virtual hug*. BTW, I’m finally at my own domain. Not sure where I’m going as far as a new design is concerned, but for now, I’m just happy to be free!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Lisa, It is so nice to have you visit and thank you for you very kind comment. I am very hopeful that my virtual hug helped a wee bit.Congratulations on merging over to your own domain. I must admit it is kind of a lot of work, but really nice when you finally make that switch. I am going to head over to your site now and check it out. Take care, BAM

  • purabinaha

    Bam, you are so lucky to have such a loving family! I can understand what you went through as a five-year-old, when you discovered that you were allergic to chocolate and cinnamon. Are you still allergic to these?
    The recipe is “sparkling”! I loved this and would love to have a bite…Pass me some please!

  • Well my first thought was: nectarines and chocolate, what a fabulous idea! I substitute nectarines for peaches sometimes, and am now wondering why I haven’t tried chocolate with peaches…something to remember in a few months when they arrive. And what a lovely story. I guess you’re over your allergies now? Hope you had a lovely Easter, Bam!

  • Jo (

    My son had tons of allergies…as he got older, I think he was growing out of them. But then, he went to heaven when he was 10, so who knows what would have happened… Glad you grew out of yours, though!! I CANNOT imagine being allergic to chocolate! I love chocolate!! Dark is my favorite! I love the thought of this tart, I am going to have to try it, it sounds AMAZING!!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Jo, Sending some hugs your way as I know that it is never easy loosing someone you love so dearly. One day you will join your son in heaven and he will greet you with a big chocolate grin from ear to ear and be allergy free. I know that you will love this little nectarine chocolate souffle tart and you can have a chocolate mustache too.

  • The nectarines look fantastic, a great addition to this tart!

  • So not off your rocker. I love this combination!

  • Did you say chocolate and fruit? Oh yes, I am there :). I can see myself making this any day of the week

  • How horrible to have an allergy to chocolate and cinnamon of all things! Two of my favorite dessert ingredients! I’m glad you were able to grow out of those allergies. If it makes you feel any better, I grew INTO a wine allergy. All wines. Burns my throat like acid, asthma, hives, the whole thing. So much for romantic dinners and wine tasting parties 😉

    Nectarines and chocolate are an awesome combination. I have a hard time thinking of a fruit that doesn’t taste better with chocolate added to it. My nectarine tree is in full bloom right now… If I get to the fruit before the birds and the pig do, I’m probably going to have to make this tart!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Rachel, that is one tough call having an allergy to chocolate or wine? Life is full of surprises.. Maybe you will out grow your wine allergy as well. I would love having a fruit tree. My dad used to wrap his fruit in some sort of netting to try to keep the birds from feasting. This dessert is really lovely and the chocolate is light like a souffle and the nectarines are slightly sweet and slightly tart , just divine.

  • I’m behind on your posts, Bam, although I’m happy to learn about this nectarine and chocolate tart. It looks beautiful and I’ve never thought to combine fresh nectarines with chocolate, but it just seems right. Loved your Easter story and I hope you enjoyed this past Easter with your family and friends. Thanks for the wonderful tart recipe!

  • Hotly Spiced

    I’m glad your Easter improved. I love the combination of nectarines and chocolate. Sometimes children outgrow their allergies. Are you able to eat chocolate now? xx

    • Bams Kitchen

      I am happy to report that indeed I can’t eat chocolate now. All is well. I think that being allergic to chocolate as a little kid is far worse than adult. Sometimes I wish I was still severely allergic to it as it is swim suit season right around the corner. Take care, BAM

  • What a great story and a great recipe!

  • Poor thing! It’s so hard to have food allergy especially when you are small. Your sister is so sweet that she told you white chocolate one is as tasty as dark chocolate one. I’ve never had a chance to try nectarine and chocolate combination and now I’m curious. The other day I got nectarines but they were previously frozen and all turned out so bad. I miss eating juicy nectarines like yours. I hope my next purchase will be successful. The tart looks delicious!

  • I am loving your tart Bam! I think combination of chocolate and nectarines is great! 🙂

  • Love citrus and chocolate! Sounds yummo!

  • This looks just awesome! I have to pin it for later…. and as for those white rabbits… nothing was worst than getting white candy.. just gross!

  • What an amazing nectarine chocolate tart! I’m drooling and must bookmark this recipe to try. Thanks for sharing & the nice blog-visit!

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