Tarte aux Pacanes

Tarte aux Pacanes is just a fancy word for Pecan Tart. You can call it Pecan Pie if you’d really like. I think a lot of people associate a tart with fruit but it’s more about the crust than the filling. Whatever you call it, it’s still delicious! First I made a Pâte Sucrée crust. Next, I lined the bottom of the tart with pecan halves. I made a syrup out of golden syrup, muscovado sugar, cream, eggs, butter and vanilla. Poured that over the top and baked it, voila!

Sounds easy enough, right? Well, pastry is a pain in the ass! If you’re not feeling it, I’d just recommend buying some crust from the store. It might not be as good but I think you can still get a pretty good tart out of it even if it’s not 100% authentic. Or you are welcome to be a psycho with me and make your own! 🙂

Tarte aux Pecanes

Eat Me - Tart Pecan

Pecan Tart

  • Servings: 6
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium (with store-bought crust)
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Ingredients

  • 1 Pie Crust or Pâte Sucrée (9 inch)
  • 1/3 C (113g) Golden Syrup (or Corn Syrup)
  • 1/2 C (108g) Muscovado (or Dark Brown Sugar)
  • 4 (74g) Large Egg Yolks, room temp.
  • 1/4 C (58g) Heavy Cream
  • 4T (57g) Unsalted Butter, room temp.
  • Pinch of Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 6oz (170g) Pecan Halves

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare a strainer suspended over 2C+ glass measure with a spout.
  3. Combine all but the last two ingredients in a large saucepan.
  4. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a spatula, for about 10 minutes. You’re done when it’s uniform in color, thickens slightly and registers 160°F on an instant-read thermometer.
  5. Pour into the strainer and press it through.
  6. Stir in vanilla.
  7. Line the bottom of your tart crust with pecans until you’re happy.
  8. Pour over the syrup and shake it gently.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes (on a tinfoil lined baking sheet) or until it’s bubbly around the edges and an instant-read thermometer reads 190°F when inserted into the center of the tart.
  10. Let cool completely and chill/freeze if it’s still too runny, to set it.

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