Chocolate Orange Tarts

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Chocolate orange tarts minified so that each person gets their own! If you love that flavor combination, this may be your new favorite dessert.

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I have been thinking more about desserts lately, such as this Cherry Chocolate Chip Poke Cake. What I have also been thinking about is, what if I do not want to eat a whole cake or even make a whole cake?

Can I not just make an individual cake such as this chocolate espresso mug cake? Sure, I can! But my dilemma was how do I do it with puff pastry?

Well that, my friends, is an easy fix! You see, the puff pastry comes in a sheet that can be divided into three rectangles. This is the best solution if I just want to make a recipe with one or two (or in this case three) pastries.

Chocolate Orange Tarts Picture

Lately I have been obsessed with chocolate and orange flavors that tend to pair well together. A month ago, I made this chocolate orange free-form pie.

Again, I found an easy solution to making dessert! I decided to use these same flavors when making these individual Chocolate Orange Tarts.

I am always talking to your guys about how easy it is to make tarts, but this has to be by far the most simple recipe thus far.

Chocolate Orange Tarts Image

I started with oranges I picked up from my local grocery store. I used cara cara because they were the variety I found at the time, plus they are a tad bit sweeter than other varieties.

Next I decided to just use milk chocolate morsels to drizzle over the top of my pastries. Milk chocolate just so happens to be my favorite chocolate, plus it is what I had on hand, so I went with it!

So back to making these individual desserts. I used a drinking glass to cut three circles into my puff pastry. Then I cut the skin off my orange and put them on the top of my puff pastry.

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Next I put them into the oven and allowed them to cook for 15-20 minutes. When I took them out, I let them cool for a few minute before adding my melted chocolate.

See, you guys! So simple!! If I only wanted to make one pasty I could, if I wanted to make a whole batch I could do that as well! ENJOY!

Chocolate Orange Tarts Recipe

    3 Servings


  • 1/3 sheet Puff Pastry
  • 1 Orange, sliced, cara cara
  • 1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Cut 3 circles into puff pastry using glass or cookie cutter.
  3. Top each circle with 1 slice of orange.
  4. Place on baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.
  5. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  6. In the meantime melt chocolate chips over double boil and stir until smooth.
  7. Drizzle over tarts. Serve and ENJOY!


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Nancy Piran

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Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.