I have wanted to use Oreos in a recipe for the longest time. I LOVE Oreo cookies. I don’t love drinking milk, but hand me a box of Oreos and a tall glass of milk and you won’t see me until I’m stuffed. This Baileys and Oreo Tart recipe feels festive with the Baileys, but it still generic enough to serve throughout Fall or Winter. It contains 6 ingredients and is almost no-bake. Tons of awesome flavour and hardly any time in the kitchen is always a win in my opinion.
The idea for this recipe came together quickly. I needed a dessert that would be popular at our annual holiday party (read more on that here), but that didn’t require a ton of time in the kitchen or oven for that matter. When a dear friend of mine was crazy about it, I knew I needed to make a blog post about it. And of course try a full piece out for myself 😉
I had previously been working on a cherry tart with an Oreo crust and a thick ganache top, which I took to a friend’s holiday party and was also a hit. I still might use for Christmas Day dessert since I have frozen cherries to spare now. You can follow along in my Instagram Stories (profile link here) to see what I end up making, but I think it’s the cherry tart since I’ve this Oreo tart twice in less than 7 days now!
Do you have a holiday dessert you love? I’ve been seeing nothing but fudge this year – like I have a severe case of FOMO (fear of missing out) and everyone else is obsessed with a trend I don’t really understand. Fudge is great, but I find I can only eat a small piece before the sugar load kicks in. That’s the great thing about this tart – the mascarpone really balances out the sweetness and everyone will completely understand why you NEED seconds. What are you making for Christmas dessert this year?
This is my farewell before Christmas hits. I wish you and yours nothing short of the happiest of holidays! Like hardcore Mariah Carey signing non-stop holidays 😉 Hope Santa’s good to each and every one of you.
Yields 10-14 pieces (depending upon how big slices are)
Chocolatey Oreo crust, creamy whipped Baileys' filling and chocolate ganache drizzle for a decadent and show stopping dessert.
20 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 2 cups crushed Oreos or Oreo crumbs
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter
- 475 grams mascarpone cheese
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3-5 tbsp Baileys (or other Irish Creme Liquor)
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1-2 tbsp whipping cream OR Baileys (both will word, I used Baileys for extra flavour)
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Melt butter in microwave in short bursts (30 seconds to start, then in 20 second intervals until melted). Mix with crushed Oreos and press firmly into a fluted tart pan (I use a rectangular 4.5" (11.5 cm) x 13" (34 cm) x 1" (3 cm) fluted tart pan). Bake for 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let fully cool in pan. Chill in fridge until cold.
- Whip mascarpone and sugar with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes until stiff peaks form. Add Baileys and whip until just blended. Fill Oreo crust with filling. Return to fridge and chill.
- Place chocolate chips and Baileys (or whipping cream) in a small bowl and heat in short bursts until melted (start with 30 seconds and then 20 second intervals until mostly melted. Some small lumps will melt upon stirring). Stir together and allow to cool for 3-4 minutes. Stir again and drizzle over chilled tart. Return to fridge and chill for 20-30 minutes more before serving.
Using a warm dry knife (let warm water run over knife and dry) to slice this tart will result in clean slices).