Wine & Dine: Caramelised Chestnut Tart

What Dessert Pairs with Champagne?

As autumn approaches and the chestnut leaves change colour, the time comes to snuggle up at home. While the children make figures and play with the conkers from the trees, the smell of tasty chestnuts fill the air. How about a delicious chestnut tart?

Chestnut Tarte

Recipe for 6-8 people
Preparation time: 60 minutes


  • 500 g of chestnuts (cooked without shell and peeled)
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • approx. 400 g of cream
  • a shot of port wine
  • 5 egg yolks

(Sweet) shortcrust pastry: 

  • 80 g sugar
  • 160 g butter
  • 240 g flour
  • 2 egg yolks

Preparing the shortcrust:

Mix the sugar, soft butter, flour and the egg yolks and knead into a dough using a mixer or by hand. Cover a tart dish (approx. 30 cm in diameter) with baking paper and spread with butter. Roll out the shortcrust (about 1 cm) and place into the dish, prick holes in the dough using a fork so that the dough base does not form bubbles. Then bake until golden brown at 185°C for approx. 8 min.

Preparing the chestnut purée:

Caramelise the sugar until slightly browned and add the cream. Then leave to boil until the caramel dissolves and then add the cooked chestnuts, a shot of port wine and a pinch of cinnamon. Leave everything to lightly simmer and finely purée the chestnut mixture with a hand blender. Finally mix in the egg yolks and stop the heat. Pour into the prebaked shortcrust and bake for approx. 30 to 40 minutes at 165°C. Sprinkle the tart with icing sugar and caramelise the topping with a Bunsen burner.

Tip: serve with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream

Discover even more unique recipes and professional tips directly from the private cook and caterer Bojan Brbre: BOJAN´S COOKING SCHOOL.

The RIEDEL glass tip:

We recommend a fruity champagne to accompany the sweet tart and one of the many diverse champagne glasses from RIEDEL for the perfect drinking pleasure.

RIEDEL Fatto A Mano Champagne Wine Glass Green
Single Pack
RIEDEL Sommeliers Champagne Glass
Single Pack
RIEDEL Superleggero Champagne Wine Glass
Single Pack
RIEDEL Extreme Rosé Wine / Rosé Champagne Glass
Two Pack
RIEDEL Sommeliers Sparkling Wine
Single Pack