Chocolate & pecan tart

Chocolate & pecan tart

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins

Easy

Serves 6 - 8
Pecan pie crossed with chocolate tart with a dash of maple syrup - we can't argue with that

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal898
  • fat63g
  • saturates19g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars47g
  • fibre4g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 375g pack shortcrust pastry
  • a little flour, for dusting
    Flour

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 185g dark chocolate
  • 50g salted butter
  • 4 egg, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 200ml maple syrup
  • 200g whole pecan nuts
    Pecan nuts

    Pecan

    pee-kan

    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. 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 mins, then remove the baking paper and beans. Continue to cook for 10 mins more until golden. Remove from the oven and cool.

  2. 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 mins until set. Cool and serve with vanilla ice cream or double cream.

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mayjane
10th Mar, 2014
1.3
I also don't seem to agree with the majority. I had read the comments about there being too much mixture so used a larger tin, but then it took quite a lot longer to bake till set and then I also felt it was a bit dry. It was a bit better the next day warmed in the microwave and served with ice cream. I won't bother making it again.
blewburton
12th Nov, 2013
I made this for my son last week, and he took the leftovers in to work… he recieved the following email that I thought I would share… "OMG Pecan Chocolate Pie Rated 10/10 Absolutely Amazing==Big Big Cheers to the Chef-- I could have eaten the whole lot it was beautiful :) Thank you" I think they liked it, don't you
rosannereid
10th Oct, 2013
I know most people are wax lyrical about this dish, but I've made this twice over the last couple of weeks and I felt it was a bit dry. I served it cold with cream/ ice cream and I didn't get great feedback from friends . Won't be making again.
welshoochey
6th Feb, 2012
Made this a one of our Xmas desserts. It was lush : ) we had it warm with cream. Very rich but yummy!
carolwilson
24th Dec, 2011
Ive just made this for christmas too and I have too much filling so next time will use a bigger tart tin as unfortunately only had enough pastry for one tart and didnt have time to make anymore short crust pastry.
cyprusbride
24th Dec, 2011
3.05
This one is in the oven as I type. I felt I had to comment though on the fact that I have sooo much filing left over. Good job the pastry was on offer in the supermarket and I have 2 lots. I'm hoping the family do like it as I'll soon have two tarts for Christmas day!
macgirl
3rd Dec, 2011
5.05
Followed the recipe to the letter and was an instant hit at a dinner party - goes well with a blob of vanilla ice cream too! Will definitely make again
perkins101
27th Nov, 2011
4.05
It is wonderful!!!!!
hungry4life
23rd Aug, 2011
4.05
It was delicious and... a good maple syrup can make the difference. It's definitely a winner with my family! And it's so easy to make! (I would like to try make it once with home made pastry, too. Something tells me it will be even better!)
rachelwallace27
10th Apr, 2011
4.05
Love this- the chocolate, maple and pecan go brilliantly together. Perfect for any chocolate-and-nut-lover!

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