Recipe courtesy of Erica Miller

Chocolate Fig Tarte

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  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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1 pound chocolate chips

1 cup heavy cream, scalded

1/4 cup mascarpone cheese

1 tablespoon Grand Marnier

1 tablespoon sugar

1 dozen fresh figs

1/4 cup smooth apricot jelly

Candied violet leaves

Gold leaf (optional

Fresh rose petals


  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler and whisk in hot cream to make a ganache. Pour ganache into 2 (4 to 6-inch) tart pans that have a pop out bottom, and chill to set. 
  2. In a bowl combine mascarpone cheese, Grand Marnier and sugar. Fill a pastry bag with the mixture. 
  3. Pop out chocolate circles and pipe the cheese mixture on top. 
  4. Slice figs in half and layer around the top. Melt jam in a small saucepan. Brush figs with jam and garnish with violet leaves, rose petals and gold leaf.