Papaya-Cream Cheese Tart With Macadamia Nuts & Choc. Sauce

Papaya-Cream Cheese Tart With Macadamia Nuts & Choc. Sauce

Cream cheese, macadamia nuts, chocolate sauce and papayas.  Who could go wrong with those ingredients?

-Sweet Mama Janisse


For 8 Serving(s) ()


  • 2 cup(s) flour
  • 6 ounce(s) very cold unsalted butter
  • 0.25 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 0.5 teaspoon(s) sugar
  • 12 ounce(s) cream cheese
  • 4 ounce(s) heavy whipping cream, whipped to soft peak
  • 0.5 cup(s) powdered sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 very ripe papaya, peeled and cut into 1/4" slices
  • 0.5 cup(s) peach glaze, melted
  • 0.5 cup(s) macadamia nuts, toasted
  • 8 ounce(s) bitter chocolate
  • 8 ounce(s) semisweet chocolate
  • 2.5 cup(s) heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoon(s) warm water

Papaya-Cream Cheese Tart With Macadamia Nuts & Choc. Sauce Directions

  1. Prepare the Tart Shell--Sift together the flour, salt, and sugar. Coat butter cubes with the flour mixture and water and knead until malleable, but not homogeneous. (The amount of water given is approximate; adjust the amount used according to the dough's consistency.) Leave bits of plain butter, otherwise the dough becomes too elastic. Gently roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness and lay onto a tart pan. Trim edges and poke bottom of pastry with a fork. Bake in oven at 350 degrees F for about ten minutes or until tart shell browns slightly. Chill.
  2. Prepare Cream Cheese Filling--Whip whipping cream until it forms soft peaks. In a mixer, beat cream cheese until it becomes fluffy. Fold in whipped cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. Assemble Tart-- Fill tart shell with cream cheese mixture. Arrange papaya slices in a pinwheel design over the top of the cream cheese. Place macadamia nuts in center of tart.  With a pastry brush, coat top of tart with peach glaze. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour before serving.
  4. Prepare Chocolate Sauce--Heat bitter chocolate, semisweet chocolate, heavy cream, and warm water in a saucepan, stirring frequently, until sauce is a smooth consistency. 
  5. To Serve--Slice tart into 8 pieces. Drizzle chocolate sauce onto plate and place one piece of tart on each plate.

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