No Bake Cherry Nutella Chocolate Tart

Cherry Nutella Chocolate Tart

Cherry Nutella Chocolate Tart

The web’s inundated with such recipes. Recipes of luscious no bake cakes and pies. But just a deluge of formulas is never enough to do certain things. I could have made this oh-so-simple sweet something long long back.. but I didn’t. What was I waiting for? Christmas you would say, but a decadent strawberry cake took its rightful place and again this particular recipe took a backseat.

One for the season

One for the season

Inspiration. Yes, that’s what I needed. And Inspiration comes to us slowly and quietly… prime it with a little solitude
Being all alone(and the fact that a box full of cherries is lying uneaten)has its impacts. Yes, you end up making a cheery cherry chocolate pie. And if the inspiration bit is kicking your butt, then you end up adding nutella to it 😉

tart sweet and juicy

tart sweet and juicy

Those cherries had not takers. The precious little eyes which gleamed when a box full was spotted turned blind at the mere mention. The tongue was more than appeased with the little stone fruits. They had been gorging on them for over a month now. So, the scorned neglected but juicy red fruit sat all alone waiting to be acknowledged. I grabbed them before they withered and sulked.

Serves One :)

Serves One 🙂

The Recipe: To make a small tart or 4 small one-serve cups


  • 1 pack of digestive biscuits or any cream biscuits. I used Bourbon
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup low fat cream, I used Amul’s
  • 50 gms dark cooking chocolate, cut into big pieces
  • 2 tbsp nutella
  • 2 tsp cornflour


Crush the biscuits in a ziplock pouch using a rolling pin. Remove the crushed mix into a large bowl. Drop a tablespoon of melted butter. Using your fingers, mix and mash around till it resembles a fine crumb.
Grease the container in which you want to set the dessert. Press the biscuit butter crumb as tightly and neatly as you can. Refrigerate for about an hour or so.
Meanwhile, save a bit of cream and mix with cornflour. Keep aside. The remaining cream, nutella and chocolate goes into a pan. Heat till it melts, stir all the while.
Pour the cream and cornflour mix into it. Keep stirring till the sauce thickens to a batter like texture. Cool for about 30 minutes or so.

Now, remove the biscuit base, dot with pitted and halved cherries. Pour the cooled chocolate-nutella-cream mix. Chill for at least 3/4 hours or until set.

Serve with more cherries or stewed cherries like I did.

The biscuit base lends a delicious crunch!

The biscuit base lends a delicious crunch!

Recipe for Stewed Cherries:

Boil 1 cup of pitted and halved cherries, along with 2 tbsp sugar, juice of 1/2 a lime and 1 cup water. Simmer till the cherries have wilted into a mushy consistency. Keep adding water all along if they stick to the base or incase they tend to burn. Cool and use as required.

A peek inside

A peek inside

Note: The original recipe has a baked base, I opted for a no bake one. To follow the original, click here.

Note: This recipe will go great with peaches, strawberries, blueberries or even mango.

Note: You can use standard white chocolate instead of the dark one.

Note: Serving options include whipped cream or even vanilla ice-cream. Yumm!

Simple, easy delicious dessert

Simple, easy delicious dessert

I am taking dessert this time over at Angie’s Friday Fiesta #24. Do peek over to see some awesome collection of mouth-watering recipes and writing.

49 thoughts on “No Bake Cherry Nutella Chocolate Tart

  1. What a delicious recipe, your photos are beautiful! Thanks so much for bringing this to the party. Happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂

  2. Hi Namrata! I am one of the co-hosts for Angie’s Fiesta Friday – welcome! This is the perfect dessert to make on those hot summer days when you absolutely cannot and will not turn on the oven. Thank you so much for bringing this to the party – the Fiesta Friday crew do love their sweets and I know that they will just love this. Enjoy the party!

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  4. Hey namrata! Loong time! And i must say your tart looks soo addictive. I cant just look at it for long. Hehe! Btw lovely photography. You have reached another level in your photography skills. Touchwood! 🙂

      • I was going through Pinterest and found many sophisticated photography studios. But the main idea was that, they all had lots of storage areas for props. That the main concern for me right now. I have increasing number of props and less storage space. If you have a separate room for your studio try to fit storage cabinets on the walls, place few shelves etc. make separate areas for different colored plates, fabrics, surfaces etc. If you have a window in that room place a table right near that. Place a thin fabric drape or curtain on that window, i think preferably white color so that soft light can pass through it which gives your pictures that nice apt brightness.

  5. Lovely dessert. I’m glad you found such a good use of your cherries – no point letting the go to waste. Thanks for bringing them to FF where they will be appreciated.

  6. Hi Namrata… I tried this recipe… turned out super nice… Just one thing… My chocolate does set like it should in a cheesecake… Am i doing it right… It starts melting when out from the fridge… Let me know where am i going wrong…

    • Just a bit of cornflour is added to thicken the chocolate so it does tend to melt. There is no gelatine or agar agar to set it like cheesecake. But it doesn’t melt right away and I live in Mumbai a very very humid hot place! Have u used cooking chocolate? Or regular ones? I used cooking choc from Morde’s.

    • yes of course. If you have peaches, berries like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries near you then this is Perfect dessert. Else even apples, bananas and mangoes should be good!

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