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matcha tart with piece missing on a white plate with mint leaves and fresh flowers around

Matcha White Chocolate Tart

Simple, deliciously sweet, and so full of flavor! This Matcha White Chocolate Tart is the perfect dessert for any and every occasion.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Additional Time 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Author: Traci

Tart Shell

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • cup salted butter, sliced
  • 1 large egg + 1 yolk

Pastry Cream

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 ½ Tablespoons corn starch
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup white chocolate
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons matcha powder

Tart Shell

  • Combine flour, powdered sugar, almond flour, and baking powder in the bowl of a food processor.
  • Process until combined, about 1 minute.
  • Add butter slices, pulsing after each, until combined.
  • With processor running, add egg and yolk.
  • Process until a smooth dough forms.
  • Turn dough out onto a piece of parchment paper.
  • Roll into a circle that is 1/4" thick.
  • Fit into tart pan.
  • Press dough to fit.
  • Using edge of pan, remove excess dough.
  • Cover pan with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • While crust is chilling, heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until just starting to lightly brown.
  • Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Pastry Cream

  • In a medium bowl, combine sugar, corn starch, and egg yolks.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula until combined. Do NOT beat. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, heat milk until it is starting to bubble around the edges.
  • Stirring constantly, add a small amount of hot milk to egg mixture.
  • Continue to add small amounts of hot milk to egg mixture while stirring until about half is used.
  • Add egg mixture to sauce pan with the rest of the hot milk.
  • Return to heat and whisk until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and whisk in white chocolate, butter, and matcha.
  • Pour into cooled tart shell.
  • Refrigerate.


Expert Tips:
  • Be sure to sift the matcha!
  • If the dough rips when you're putting it into the pan, it okay! This can easily be fixed. Gently press it back together and it should be okay.
  • When the custard starts to thicken, don't panic! Let it keep cooking for about 2 minutes afterwards. It should be very thick before stirring in the white chocolate.
  • Make sure you get the white chocolate, butter, and matcha completely incorporated!
  • If the custard is a little lumpy, run it through a very fine meshed sieve.
  • The crust doesn't need to be overly browned. Just lightly browned. Keep an eye on it while it bakes!
  • Make sure your tart pan has a removable bottom!
  • Excess dough can be wrapped in plastic, placed in a zip top bag, and frozen for later use.


Serving: 1SliceCalories: 517kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 11gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 206mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 174mgFiber: 2gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 730IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 147mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.