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Carac
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Two caracs, one cut in half to show the filling
Alternative names Carac Sweet
Type Pastry
Place of origin Switzerland
Main ingredients Pie crust, chocolate, green icing

Carac is a tart-like Swiss dessert pastry traditionally made of ingredients such as chocolate, cream, fondant, and shortbread pie crust, usually found in the French part of Switzerland.

It consists of a pie crust filled with a light ganache of blended cream and chocolate that is covered with green colored icing or fondant. Size varies from around 8 cm in diameter for single person tartlets to 25 cm for a larger version of the carac more suited for large gatherings, served in slices, much like cake or pie.

In the traditional cake, the icing will turn from green to brown when the chocolate is ripe.

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