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Maple Pecan Tart

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Wow your family and friends with this golden pecan tart with a blind-baked pastry case for a crisper finish for a dinner party dessert, teatime treat or holidays' celebration. Using coconut sugar and maple syrup to sweeten the filling enhances the caramel flavour and works beautifully with the texture of the nuts and buttery crust. It's perfect served with crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream.

  • 230 g White spelt flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • A large pinch of sea salt
  • 110 g Unsalted butter, cold and diced
  • 50 ml Water, ice-cold
  • 3 Medium eggs, at room-temperature
  • 100 g Coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 150 ml Maple syrup
  • 50 g Unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Large pinch of sea salt
  • 180 g Pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 120 g Pecan halves
  • Crème fraîche or ice cream, to serve (optional)
  1. To make the pastry, sift the spelt flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add in the cold diced butter and rub the butter and flour together between your fingers until it resembles a bread crumb consistency. Add in ice cold water, then use your hands to bring the mixture together into a dough. Remove from the bowl, wrap and transfer to the fridge to chill for an hour.
  2. Roll the pastry out onto a lightly floured surface to 11inch / 28cm round, then lift into a 9inch / 23cm loose-bottomed tart tin. Press the pastry into the base and sides of the tin, trim off the excess dough. Pierce dough all over with fork. Refrigerate the prepared pastry crust for an hour, alternatively put the lined tin in the freezer for 20 minutes. The crust can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Heat the oven to 190C/375F. Line the pastry shell with baking paper and fill with pie weights (I used chickpeas). Bake for 15 minutes then remove the paper and weights and bake for a further 5-8 minutes or until the shell looks dry. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin.
  4. To make the filling, whisk the eggs and coconut sugar together in a large bowl, then add the maple syrup, melted butter, vanilla extract, salt, and continue to whisk until everything is well combined. Add the chopped pecans and mix again to thoroughly combine.
  5. Pour the pecan filling into the pastry case and arrange the remaining pecan halves on top. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until set. Leave to cool for 1 hour and serve with crème fraîche or ice cream if desired.

© 2023 |

© 2023 |


Tom 9/11/23 13:25

...a mixture of flavors from the north and south.

DEZMOND 9/11/23 14:07

Love that brown plate of yours, food always looks delish on brown plates.
We do not have pecans here for some reason, but my sister sent me some once from America and they do not differ much if at all from our walnuts.

Lola Martínez 9/11/23 14:56

Menos mal que hoy llegó a tiempo de ver la tarta completa, seguro que ya no queda nada, y no me extraña, es riquísima.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station 9/11/23 16:58

that is a decadent delight that I'd love to try

Maria Grazia Ferrarazzo Maineri 9/11/23 17:26

I love your photos, sets and recipes, Angie. Another precious recipes. Thank you!

Norma2 9/11/23 17:35

Angie, I invite you to try pecans. They are delicious, unlike walnuts that leave a slight bitter taste in the mouth.

foodtravelandwine 9/11/23 18:29

WOW!....This tart is saying...."Eat Me"!!!! it!!.........Abrazotes, Marcela

Bill 9/11/23 18:49

Wow, this looks so delicious.

Cooking Julia 9/11/23 19:01

What a wonderful tart Angie! The perfect treat for Thanksgiving

roentare 9/11/23 21:56

The maple pecan tart looks very good to taste

My name is Erika. 10/11/23 00:00

This looks yummy, and is a perfect pie for November. I like the idea of using coconut sugar. If you want to change it up a bit you can add a splash of whiskey to the filling. :)

Brian's Home Blog 10/11/23 00:23

That looks so darn good and is soooooo pretty!

Citu 10/11/23 02:46

Deliciosa tarta de nueces. Te mando un beso.

Margaret D 10/11/23 06:13

That would be nice to eat.

Mbul Kecil 10/11/23 11:24

Yummy...pecan as dessert never makes me mouthwatering...

MELODY JACOB 10/11/23 12:44

Angie, I love your images, setups, and recipes.

Anonymous 10/11/23 12:54

Angie, this pie looks scrumptious and very elegant. Bernadette,

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 10/11/23 13:21

Elegant and perfect for the upcoming holiday love the maple addition

Rainbow Evening 10/11/23 14:06

new for me...
look tasty.... yummy...


Deliciosa tarta de nueces. Te ha quedado preciosa

eileeninmd 10/11/23 17:15

Your Pecan Tart looks so pretty and delicious! Thanks for sharing. Have a happy weekend.

Federica Simoni 10/11/23 17:40

wow bellissima!!! Chissà che buona!

David 10/11/23 19:26

Angie, It's like a pecan pie...only even richer in flavor and textures. My wife would love this treat. She loves anything with pecans. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Granny Sue 11/11/23 01:18

That is just beautiful! My son brought me pecans from Texas, and wants a pecan pie. I have never made one, but guess I will give it a try.

DeniseinVA 11/11/23 04:14

Oh my goodness that looks delicious Angie. The addition of maple, it must taste incredible.

Neil 11/11/23 08:16

This golden pecan tart is a true showstopper that turns any occasion into a celebration! It's the epitome of indulgence!

Rose world 11/11/23 10:14

That is one beautiful tart. Love the pecan top.

Graciela Bacino 12/11/23 01:27

Especialmente gracias Angie! Casualmente tengo una reunión. Estaré haciendo esta torta. Las nueces dan un gusto insuperable.
Un afectuoso abrazo!

Anonymous 12/11/23 13:26

Judee: Gluten Free A-Z Blog: Angie, this looks beautiful. Whoever gets to eat all of your amazing desserts is sure lucky!

Anonymous 2/12/23 03:39

Prettiest pecan pie ever!


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