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For a quick party dessert in a pinch, this churro-style cinnamon sugar tarte soleil with a chocolate dipping sauce is the answer.

Churro Cinnamon-Sugar Tarte Soleil with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 tarte soleil 1x
  • Category: Dessert


For a quick party dessert in a pinch, this churro-style cinnamon sugar tarte soleil with a chocolate dipping sauce is the answer.



For the tarte soleil:

  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 1/2 stick butter (50g), softened at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons (30g) ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten

For the chocolate dipping sauce:

  • 5.5 ounces (150g) dark or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons whipping cream

For the cinnamon-sugar topping:

  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
  2. Roll out the first piece of puff pastry into a 12-inch (30 cm) circle. Repeat with second dough, setting one aside in the fridge until needed.
  3. In a bowl, combine together softened butter, sugar and cinnamon. Spread the filling all over the first piece of puff pastry, leaving 1/2-inch (1,5 cm) from the edges.
  4. Dab edges with water and place second dough on top.
  5. Set a small glass upside down in the middle. Using a sharp knife, cut away from glass in quarters.
  6. Cut each quarter in half, then make 3 strips inside each half (making 6 strips into each quarter). Repeat in the other quarters until you have a 24 “rays” of pastry emanating from the center. If at any point in the cutting the pastry feels annoyingly soft and hard to cut, just pop the tray in the freezer for a few minutes to firm it back up.
  7. Remove the glass. Place your finger near the center of each ray (where it is most likely to break off prematurely) and gently twist each strand a few times.
  8. Brush with beaten egg (with one tablespoon of water), bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate dipping sauce by melting chocolate and whipping cream in the micro-wave, stirring every 20 seconds increment.
  10. Remove tarte soleil from the oven. Brush with melted butter right away and top with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  11. Remove the center piece by cutting all around and place a tiny bowl with the chocolate dipping sauce instead. Tear off rays of sun, dip into chocolate sauce, and enjoy!

Keywords: Churro cinnamon tarte soleil