Maple Pecan Tart Recipe – Cookies and Cups

This straightforward and scrumptious Maple Pecan Tart Recipe is the right fall dessert. Straightforward sufficient to make on a weeknight, however spectacular sufficient to your vacation desk.

A Pecan Tart in a red ceramic tart pan
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Why Is This the Finest Pecan Tart Recipe?

Fall baking at all times contains pecan recipes in my home. One thing in regards to the heat/cozy really feel of pecan pie or a pecan tart simply actually makes it really feel like autumn. And when you’re accustomed to my web site my pecan pie recipe is certainly one of my hottest! So right this moment, not solely am I sharing a supremely EASY pecan tart recipe, this one contains maple, which actually amps up the refined sweetness and fall coziness of this deal with. 

  • This recipe is a good one to make forward, which makes it good for Thanksgiving or entertaining. 
  • You don’t want a mixer for this recipe and the prep time could be very fast!
  • Will be loved chilly or at room temperature…and even heat when you don’t thoughts not-perfect slices.
  • A fantastic different to pecan pie to combine issues up!
A slice of pecan tart with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce
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Substances Wanted

Discover the complete listing of components within the recipe card on the backside of the put up. 

  • Pie dough. I’ve a implausible recipe for an all butter pie crust that’s scrumptious on this recipe. However you’ll be able to completely use a refrigerated pie dough fro the shop to make this additional straightforward. 
  • Pecan halves. You’ll coarsely chop a number of the pecans and depart some as full halves. The chopped nuts will go into the filling and the halves shall be to rearrange on the highest. 
  • Eggs. Use massive eggs in all of my recipes until in any other case instructed. 
  • Maple syrup. You should use both actual maple syrup synthetic maple syrup on this recipe. I at all times use actual, however no matter you’ve gotten i your pantry is okay.
  • Gentle brown sugar. You would additionally use darkish brown sugar when you favor a deeper molasses taste. 
  • Kosher salt. 
  • Butter. You can be melting butter on this recipe so ensure that to measure earlier than you soften the butter. 
  • Maple extract. That is merely to boost the flavour of the maple syrup that’s within the tart. 

How To Make This Pecan Tart Recipe

Roll out one pie dough to an 11- inch circle. Match this right into a tart pan. You should use a pan with detachable sides when you favor. 

pie dough in a tart pan fluted at the edge
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To get a fairly edge in your tart be sure that the dough hangs over the tart pan about 1/2- inch. Then fold the sting of the dough over inwards on the prime, leaving 1/4- inch above the sting of the pan. Pinch this to create a fluted edge. It’s straightforward with a tart pan as a result of you’ll be able to simply observe the design of the pan. Place the pan within the fridge when you make the filling. 

Pecan tart mixture in a blue bowl with a whisk
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To make the filling whisk collectively the eggs, maple syrup, mild brown sugar, salt, melted butter, and maple extract in a medium/massive bowl. Stir in chopped pecans after which pour the pecan filling into the chilled tart shell. 

pecan halves on a pecan tart before being baked
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To get the gorgeous prime, simply prepare the remaining pecan halves in a circle design on prime of the filling. Place the tart pan on a rimmed baking sheet (in case of spill-over) and bake it for 35 – 40 minutes in at 350°F oven. The middle ought to be virtually set, that means it’d jiggle barely, however shouldn’t be unfastened. 

Enable the tart to chill utterly on a wire rack earlier than serving or storing. Then slice and serve, or chill to serve later!

How To Serve A Pecan Tart

You possibly can serve this pecan pie tart chilled or at room temperature. You possibly can add a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce to a slice, or a dollop of whipped cream. 

Can You Make These Mini Pecan Pie Tarts?

Should you’re on the lookout for a bite-size dessert you completely can flip these into “Pecan Tartlets” and also you don’t have to vary the recipe at an excessive amount of They are going to be extra like mini pecan pies. Merely lower the pie dough into 3 1/2- inch rounds and press them right into a muffin tin. 

If you’re making the dough, don’t fear in regards to the pecan halves on prime, you’ll be able to omit the topping and easily chop up an extra 1/2 cup of nuts into the filling. Bake them for about 20 – 25 minutes till they’re set. 

You would even make these smaller through the use of a mini muffin pan. You’d lower the pie rounds somewhat smaller and in addition bake them for 13 – quarter-hour.

A slice of maple pecan tart on a plate with ice cream and caramel sauce
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Suggestions for Recipe Success

  • I wish to bake this tart (or any pie) on the decrease rack in my oven so the highest of the pie and the crust doesn’t brown too shortly.
  • Learn the recipe earlier than beginning. With this recipe (or another) it’s greatest to learn by and prep all of your components earlier than starting. It makes the method very straightforward and seamless.

Regularly Requested Questions

Why Is My Pecan Tart Runny?

The most typical explanation for a pecan pie or pecan tart being runny is under-baking. The middle shouldn’t be unfastened it ought to solely barely jiggle. If the middle is unfastened it must bake longer. 

What Sort Of Tart Pan Is Finest?

You should use a tart pan that has detachable sides for the best presentation and slicing, nevertheless a tart pan with out detachable sides additionally works nice too. 

Is Actual Maple Syrup Higher Than Synthetic?

Lots of people favor the style of maple syrup over synthetic syrup, however in baking each will produce the identical end result. 

Variations and Substitutions

  • Toast the Pecans. Toasting the pecans previous to including them into the filling will deepen the flavour of the nuts. You don’t should toast the halves that go on prime as a result of they are going to get frivolously toasted within the oven when baking, however you completely may. 
  • Omit the Maple Syrup. You would use honey as a substitute and swap out the maple extract for a teaspoon vanilla extract. You would additionally merely use a light-weight corn darkish corn syrup as an alternative as effectively.
  • Add chocolate chips. Should you’re a chocolate lover, go forward and add 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips into the filling!
Pecan Tart slice on a black plate in front of a tart pan
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Storage Suggestions

You possibly can retailer this pecan tart within the fridge, freezer, and even at room temperature. 

  • At Room Temperature: Easy cowl hermetic and retailer at room temperature for as much as 3 days.
  • Refrigerated: Cowl the tart pan with cling wrap and retailer hermetic within the fridge for as much as 5 days. 
  • How To Freeze: Cowl the pan hermetic with plastic wrap after which once more with aluminum foil for additional safety. Retailer within the freezer for as much as 60 days for greatest freshness. Thaw within the fridge or at room temperature earlier than serving.

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This straightforward and scrumptious Maple Pecan Tart Recipe is the right fall dessert. Straightforward sufficient to make on a weeknight, however spectacular sufficient to your vacation desk.


  • 1 pie dough spherical
  • 2 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 3 massive eggs
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup mild brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • Elective garnish – whipped cream or ice cream

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 9- inch tart pan frivolously with nonstick spray. Put aside.
  2. Roll out the pie dough into an 11- inch circle. Match the dough into the ready tart pan, folding the dough over inwards on the prime, leaving 1/4- inch above the sting of the pan. Place the crust within the fridge when you prep the subsequent step.
  3. Coarsely chop 1 cup of the pecans, put aside. 
  4. In a medium bowl whisk collectively the eggs, maple syrup, mild brown sugar, salt, melted butter, and maple extract till mixed. Stir within the chopped pecans and pour the combination into the chilled dough.
  5. Organize the remaining pecan halves in an excellent layer on prime of the filling. 
  6. Place the tart pan on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 35 – 40 minutes, or till virtually set (heart will jiggle barely).
  7. Place the pan on a wire rack and permit it to chill utterly earlier than serving.

Notes

Cowl hermetic and retailer at room temperature for as much as 3 days or within the fridge for as much as 5 days. Freeze hermetic for as much as 60 days for greatest freshness. Thaw at room temperature or within the fridge.

Key phrases: pie recipe, tart recipe, pecan tart, thanksgiving, fall baking

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