Let’s be real – I almost never have room for dessert after enjoying a Mexican meal. Chips and guac, tacos, and margaritas are all the treat I need. But, should you have occasion to need a dessert that nicely rounds out your meal, this churro chocolate tart is a perfect option. As much as I adore churros, I wouldn’t dream of making them for entertaining purposes. No one wants to be dealing with frying anything when guests are around. This tart gives you that delicious flavor (and does include actual churro!) but enjoys the advantages of being made in advance as well as being easily portable. No utensils are actually necessary. Just grab a wedge and enjoy!
Let’s break it down so you know what we’re dealing with. Though this dessert does have a handful of components, I promise they each come together quickly. The final product is well worth the effort. This baby starts with a basic tart dough spiced up with a dash of cinnamon. It is filled with Mexican chocolate ganache and topped with fluffy clouds of a vanilla bean mousse made to mimic the vanilla ice cream I love for dipping churros. The whole thing is finished off with a generous sprinkle of churro crumble. What is churro crumble, you ask? Basically, churros that have been chopped or torn up and dried out in the oven. AKA your reason to go ahead and enjoy a churro in advance of Cinco de Mayo. Churro crumble has made an appearance before in the infamous churro cake, which is another excellent dessert option if you’re feeling layer cake fancy. Whichever way you decide to go, it’s going to be a hit.