Chocolate Pecan Tart

Chocolate Pecan Tart
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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups pecan halves
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus a pinch for the filling
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • large egg yolks
  • 1/2 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Spread the pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and toast, tossing once, until fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool, then roughly chop. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high until creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the egg yolks. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture; mix until combined but still crumbly.
  3. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of a 4-by-14-inch rectangular (or 9-inch round) tart pan. Line with a large piece of parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides, and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Place the pan on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until the edges of the crust are dry, 20 to 22 minutes. Remove the parchment and beans and bake until dry and set, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chocolate and pinch of salt. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a bare simmer; pour over the chocolate and let stand 1 minute. Stir gently until the mixture is smooth. Stir in 1½ cups of the pecans. Pour the mixture into the cooled tart shell and sprinkle with the remaining pecans. Refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour.
By November, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 597
  • Fat 46g
  • Sat Fat 20g
  • Cholesterol 112mg
  • Sodium 133mg
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 45g
  • Sugar 24g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Iron 3mg
  • Calcium 46mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Stainless Steel Refrigerator
The tart can be made up to 2 days in advance; refrigerate, loosely covered. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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