Guest Post: Peanut Butter Tart with Shortbread Crust & Chocolate Ganache Glaze

Peanut Butter Tart with Shortbread Crust and Chocolate Ganache

We welcome our new blogger friend and guest poster Chris from The Café Sucré Farine today as she shares a tantalizing dessert fit for any special occasion. I found her blog via Pinterest and knew right away I’d be a follower. She’s an inspiring cook and blogger who posts almost daily a new fresh, seasonal recipe along with amazing food photography. If you get a chance, stop by her blog and say “hi”!

Hello there friends of Thriving Home! I’m Chris from The Café Sucré Farine. I’m thrilled to be guest blogging today for Rachel and Polly. I’ve actually never met either of them in person, but it’s funny how nowadays you can get to know people all over the world, virtually. And while I may not have personally had the pleasure of meeting these gifted young women, I am already quite fond of both of them as I’ve gotten to know them through their posts at Thriving Home. I love everything they stand for–faith, family and friends along with local, seasonal, delicious food. I think it’s quite amazing that as young busy moms, they are able to find the time to share their talents and creative spirits. I have no doubt they encourage and inspire many on a daily basis–including me!

Peanut Butter Tart with Shortbread Crust and Chocolate Ganache
Today I want to share one of my family’s all time favorite recipes. I’ve been making this tart for many years and it’s always a HUGE hit. While I’m much like Polly and Rachel in that I love nutritious recipes with lots of fresh ingredients (I have more salad recipes on my blog than any other category – 58 in all!), I also feel like we all need a few indulgent, always-bringing-rave-reviews recipes up our culinary sleeves. This Peanut Butter Tart with Shortbread Crust and Chocolate Ganache Glaze is a winner for sure. Don’t be surprised if your guests want to lick their plates clean; it’s that good! Bon Apetit!
Peanut Butter Tart with Shortbread Crust and Chocolate Ganache

Peanut Butter Tart w/ Shortbread Crust & Chocolate Ganache Glaze

Makes: 8 servings

Adapted from: Bon Appetit 1990


For Crust:
10 ounces of shortbread cookies, crushed, I used Nabisco Lorna Doones but any type of shortbread cookie will do, graham crackers or digestive biscuits also work well.
6 tablespoons melted butter

For Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup chilled heavy cream, whipped
1 tablespoon vanilla

For Glaze:
½ cup whipping cream
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


For Crust:
Spray a 9 inch tart pan with a removable bottom with cooking spray. Mix crushed cookies with butter and press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Bake at 350˚F for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.

For Filling:
Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and peanut butter until well blended. Add the 1 cup powdered sugar and butter and beat until fluffy. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture to lighten. Gently fold in remaining cream. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.

For Glaze:
Heat cream in microwave until very hot, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add chocolate and stir until smooth. Cool to lukewarm. Spread topping over pie. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. Cut into wedges and serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream.

To make small individual tarts, use 8 small tart pans with removable bottoms – mine are 4 inches in diameter. Proceed with the directions as above, dividing the ingredients between the 8 pans.

Peanut Butter Tart with Shortbread Crust and Chocolate Ganache
Don’t forget to stop by The Café Sucré Farine and check out more of Chris’ fresh, seasonal recipes and gourmet delights!
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  1. lena says

    hi, just came over from chris’s blog. what a splendid looking tart! pb and cream cheese sounds irresistible and love that piece of choc decoration on the tart!

    • Polly says

      Glad you found us, Lena. Hope to see you around more in the future!

  2. What a beauty! Absolutely mouth-watering! I could eat it all myself…SUCH a gorgeous presentation. Thanks to all of you for sharing!