Malted Crisp Tart

Preparation info

  • Yield:


    9 inch Tart
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Baked Explorations

By Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Published 2010

  • About

Truth be told, my search for treasured and heritage-inspired tart recipes was a little bleak. I dug up hundreds of heirloom pie and cookie and cake recipes, but the tart recipes were extremely scarce, or incomplete, or not really tarts. Instead, I tasked pastry chef extraordinaire Melissa Fritz Walters with creating a tart that is a little bit malty and little bit crispy, and she built the tart of my candy-colored dreams. The Malted Crisp Tart is a Melissa-original, and it quickly became my favorite dessert. The brown sugar crust is a near perfect receptacle for the dense malted milk chocolate and light malted diplomat cream, and the layers of caramelized rice crispies provide an unexpected but ultimately desired crunch. The tart is definitely designed for a swanky gathering, but I have been known to eat a slice in my pajamas in front of the television.