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Wednesday
Apr172013

Pastry Profiles: Chocolate Tart from Tree House Pastry, Santa Fe

Tree House Pastry

Tree House Pastry Shop and Café is not easy to find. It's in an unlikely spot--inside of a mall, across from an insurance agent. But it's worth seeking out, particularly for their chocolate tart. It's both vegan and gluten free, but don't be scared off when I say that, because there is nothing virtuous at all about the taste of this devilishly decadent tart. Does the secret lie in the crust, made of crushed candied walnuts? Or is it the dense, lusciously luxuriant slab of chocolate topping, which is so thick that it will coat your teeth? Or is it the secret addition of raspberries which add a little tart burst to all taht chocolatiness? Either way, after a few bites, you don't care so much about the ingredients as you do that it keeps on finding its way to your mouth.

Treehouse pastry

I wouldn't go quite so far as to tell you this tart alone is worth a trip to Santa Fe, but...I am saying that if you are in Santa Fe, this tart is worth seeking out. Or maybe it will make you strongly consider Santa Fe for your next vacation. 

Tree House Pastry Shop and Cafe, 163 Paseo de Peralta (inside of the DeVargas Center), Santa Fe, NM 87501; online here.

Reader Comments (2)

Thanks for writing about my favorite bakery! Maria makes the best scones and muffins, too, and her cinnamon rolls are heaven! The Tree House has "real" breakfast and lunch, as well, but I rarely make it past the pastry case.
April 18 | Unregistered Commenterjudi hendricks
Wish I had gone while we were in Santa Fe! But the Sopaipilla Sundae and Caramel Apple Pecan Pie I ate at Plaza Cafe was pretty epic!

http://theactorsdiet.com/2013/04/05/holy-sundae/

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