I decided to bring this week's Club:Baked recipe along on our Thanksgiving trip to visit the family in PA. While the recipe is for 6 almond joy tarts, I decided to make a 9 inch tart since I didn't own the mini tart pans and I thought it would be easier to transport. I finished the tart the night before we left (making the dough and ganache the night before) and covered it tightly for the 4 hour trip . Luckily the tart transported nicely, save for the chocolate topping being brushed in a few places by the foil. My mom was thrilled the tart made the trip, because it was delicious!
I didn't alter the recipe much to adjust from 6 tarts to one large one. I don't remember how long I let the crust bake, but I believe it was 5 or 10 minutes longer than the recipe called for with the mini tarts. Otherwise, I think the recipe easily adjusts to one 9 inch tart. I would recommend adding a thicker chocolate layer (maybe making one and a half or even doubling the layer). I love chocolate, so that's just my preference. The coconut/white chocolate ganache layer was amazing! It tastes just like the almond joy filling. I even loved the white chocolate ganache before adding the coconut.
Great recipe for anyone who loves almond joys :)
Check out the other Almond Joy Tarts from my fellow bakers at Club:Baked: http://club-baked.blogspot.com/2011/12/bakers-links-to-almond-joy-tart.html#comment-form