Rustic Chocolate Pecan Tart

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Rustic Chocolate Pecan Tart Rustic Chocolate Pecan Tart

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2 store bought pie dough rounds
1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup pecans, chopped
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 whole egg
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10-15 whole pecans for garnish
1 whole egg, beaten for egg wash





Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place one of the pie dough rounds onto a pizza stone or a sheet pan, flouring bottom generously.
With the other dough round, cut into 1 1/2 inch strips with a fluted cutter, and make long twists.  Set on floured surface.
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and the butter.
Add the pecans, sugar, 1 egg, corn syrup, and vanilla extract.
Pour the chocolate mixture onto the round dough, leaving 2 inches around edges.
Place the dough twists on top of the filling, criss crossing, making a lattice pattern.
Fold the edges over and crimp making a pretty border.
In each empty square of lattice, place a whole pecan.
Brush the egg wash over all the crust.
Bake for 28 - 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

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Reader Comments:


Made this yesterday for a party and it was a big hit! I omitted the 2nd crust and just decorated with pecan halves before baking -- it was so pretty. I'll definitely be making this again. SUPER EASY with great results!

By Frankie on October 20, 2013


This is absolutely DELICIOUS! So easy to make, and because it is "rustic" no need to worry about perfection! I was low on pecans, so I did half pecans and half toasted hazelnuts...YUM! This is my go to desert recipe. Thank you Paula for sharing such great recipes with us. Hugs! Jen

By Jennifer Brown on July 21, 2011


Paula - what is a dough round? Pie crust, pizza dough, what?

By Jane Moore on April 05, 2011


By Anonymous on November 11, 2010

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