Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pecan and Chocolate Tart



When I announced... that I wanted to bake Pecan Pie for the weekend... one jumped with joy while the other gave me a 'not-so-happy' face... So, to pleased both; D and E, ideaI decided to bake 2 types of pie  ~ Pecan Pie and Pumpkin pie ~ ambitious? yeah... a Mom got to do what a Mom got to do... to please her brood, right?

D loves Pecan pie and E loves Pumpkin Pie... so settled... both were happy. Since I have 4 individual serving loose bottom pans... I baked 2 of each.
H and I can enjoy both pies... (greedy parents ...hee hee)

I was busy 3/4 of the day ... making the pastry, line them in the loose bottom pan, bake and mix the filling and bake again...


Finally when the pies were all ready, and we were about to sit down... to enjoy our desserts...
suddenly E asked, 'What type of pecan pie is this?'...'Is it your usual Pecan Pie?'
me~ No.... this time ... I added Chocolate in the filling...
E~ (a long)Ohhhh...... Can I have a bite?
... after her 'Can I have a bite' question.... the rest was history....  the Pecan and Chocolate Tart became hers... and I was left with her pumpkin pie!!!

When she was half way finishing the Pecan and Chocolate Tart... I posed her the million dollar question...
me ~ I thought you dislike anything to do with Pecan or Pecan Pie?
E~ but this is different...This is Pecan and Chocolate... and this is GOOD...big grin

My hope to sink my teeth into both pies.... was quashed....
Looks like I have to bake another Pecan and Chocolate Tart...winking again...

Recipe (adapted from ABC Delicious Sweet)
Filling
50g unsalted butter, softened
125g light brown sugar
150ml  light corn syrup
3 egg beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
100g dark chocolate , melted
200g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
Icing sugar to dust
Pastry
250g plain flour
110g icing sugar, sifted
110g chilled unsalted butter, chopped
1 egg
  1. Place flour, icing sugar in food processor, pulse to combine.
  2. Add in butter and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add egg and process until the dough comes together and forms a ball.
  4. Enclosed in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out pastry to line a 23 inch loose bottomed tart pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  7. Line the tart with baking paper and fill with uncooked rice grains.
  8. Blind bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove the baking paper and rice grains and continue to bake for another 5 minutes until its golden and dry.
  10. Filling ~ Place butter, sugar and corn syrup in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add egg, vanilla, chocolate and pecan nuts
  11. Pour the Filling into the tart case.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes or until set.
  13. Set aside to cool and dust with icing sugar.

25 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa! Thank you for leaving the kind comment on my blog - WOW I'm so happy you did! I am your new follower. I absolutely enjoy looking at your food and pictures... so beautiful! It's really nice to meet you!!!

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  2. That tart must be divine! Such a combo can only be irresistible.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. wow...looks so appetizing n delectable..
    first time here...love ur space..
    awesome recipe collection..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

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  4. What a tempting combination of flavours. I'm hungry now!
    *kisses* HH

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  5. Hmm lovely ... Hardly not to be greedily facing a delicious pie : ).

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  6. Pear & chocolate together gotta be bliss..love the tart ..cant wait for winters to knock to try it out!Lovely pictures.

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  7. Nami..
    Pleasure is all mine ...
    we love Japanese food and I'll be visiting yours for some authentic Japanese cuisine :D

    Sonia
    Thank you, :D

    Rosa
    :D

    Jay
    Welcome to my cyber kitchen... :)

    Heavenly Housewife
    It tempted my daughter that she finished my share ;)

    TasteHongKong
    Thank you :D... irresistable

    Tanvi
    Is pecan 'winter' produce in US?
    Pecan is much cheaper in US... and bigger in size too :D

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  8. Now this looks gooood. Anything nutty n chocolatey has my undivided attention for sure, gorgeous lookin pie! :)

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  9. hehe..the conversation between you and E is so funny and reminds me of the one between me and my husband. He dislikes potatoes, but love potato fries...you know the rest.
    The pecan pie looks simply irresistible!

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  10. This looks so incredible! Thanks for sharing and giving me a dessert idea for this weekend.

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  11. Lovely! This is a nice combination of ingredients you have used to make a tart! ;)

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  12. Hahah...I'm easier to please. Give me all the pies. :p

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  13. Thanks for visiting my blog. :) beautiful pictures you have on your blog!!

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  14. The Procrastobaker
    :D

    Angie,
    hahaha... :)

    Patricia
    happy trying :D

    Leemei
    :D

    tigerfish
    we're on the same wavelength... any pie any time :D

    Peachie
    You're most welcome :D

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  15. Very beautiful tart and very beautiful pictures. I love your blog and enjoy reading and admiring all your creations. Happy to be your follower.

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  16. lisa, nice pictures. So i guess the next time you make these pecan and choc tarts, you got to make three, one for d, one for e and one for you and your hubby!

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  17. Zoe,
    awww... that is so sweet... and thank you :D

    lena
    3 tak cukup... I must make 4 pecan n choc tarts, hehehe... I dont want to share with hubby ;)

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  18. Lisa, pecan mahal di sini lohhh.. Tart you, looks amazing. Your photography is love... you are getting very stylo! :)

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  19. Sherie,
    Sini pun mahal juga :(

    Thanx dear...:)

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  20. oh yummmmm this looks really really good, especially with that icing sugar top! it looks pretty doable too!

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  21. Janine
    Thank you dear... it is pretty easy to bake too :D

    Xiaolu
    :D

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  22. mmm.. yumm. how good does that look (and sound (and I bet taste ;-) ))

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  23. Cooking rookie
    My favourite ~pecan n chocolate :)

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