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Rudi's Chocolate and apricot tart, caramelised fig with lavender and blue cheese mascarpone

Serves   3
Prep time: 45 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr

Rudi's dish from the Whittaker's Challenge Invention Test, from episode 6 of Three's MasterChef New Zealand.

As seen on MasterChef

Chocolate and Apricot Tart

Ingredients

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Ingredients

Tart shell 
  • 2 Cups pine nuts 
  • 1/3 Cup caster sugar 
  • 3 Cups flour 
  • 240g Unsalted butter 
  • 1 Egg 
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract 
Chocolate ganache  
  • 250g Whittaker's 50% dark chocolate 
  • 150g Cream 
  • 100g Milk 
Apricot paste 
  • 250g Apricot 
  • 1 Lemon, juiced 
  • 2 Tbsp water 
Blue cheese mascarpone 
  • 200g  Mascarpone 
  • 50g Blue cheese 
Caramelised figs
  • 2 Figs, halved 
  • 50g Caster sugar 
Lavender syrup
  • 100g Sugar
  • 100g Water
  • 2 Lavender sprigs
  • 1 Lemon, juiced 

This recipe was created by a contestant on Three's MasterChef New Zealand, some ingredients and tools may not be available at your local New World.

 

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