Pecan and Chocolate Tarts

  • 1 recipe basic tart dough, chilled
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chcolate chips

Preheat oven to 350˚. On a lightly floured board, gently knead and divide tart dough into 4 equal-sized balls. Roll out each ball into a 6-inch round, about 1/8 inch thick, and press into 4 lightly greased 4 1/4-inch fluted tart pans with removable bottoms. Trim edges, and prick base all over with fork. Let shells chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes, and then bake until set and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Let cool while preparing filling.

In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, corn syrup, and melted butter. Whisk in eggs, vanilla, and salt; stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Divide filling between tart shells. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Let cool slightly before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Charlotte Fekete. Find this and other delicious holiday recipes in Our State‘s Christmas Kitchen Cookbook, available from the Our State Store.

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