Pecan Chocolate Tart

Chocolate tart crossed with a pecan pie and maple syrup creates the perfect dessert to satisfy any chocoholic craving.

Pecan Chocolate Tart

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: The Cook
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  • 375 g shortcrust pastry
  • a little flour, for dusting
  • 185 g dark chocolate
  • 50 g butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 200 ml maple syrup
  • 200 g whole pecan nuts

Recipe Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface and use to line a 20cm loose-bottomed tart tin.
  • Fill the tart with baking paper and baking beans, bake for 25 minutes, then remove the baking paper and beans.
  • Continue to cook for 10 minutes more until golden. Remove from the oven and cool.

For filling

  • Melt the chocolate and butter together in a large bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • Whisk the eggs and maple syrup together, then stir into the chocolate with most of the nuts.
  • Pour into the tart shell, top with the remaining nuts and bake for 30-40 minutes until set.
  • Cool and serve with your favourite ice cream or whipped cream.

Cooks Notes & Variations

Toasted walnuts are a good alternative to pecans.

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