Pecan Tart Recipe

Pecan Tart Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8


200 g

120 ml

30 ml

75 g

150 g

50 g


For the pastry

175 g

15 ml

5 ml

2.5 ml

75 g


45-60 ml


Dark brown sugar

Golden syrup

Fresh lemon juice

Butter, melted

Chopped pecan nuts

Pecan nut halves

Pinch of salt


Plain flour

Caster sugar

Baking powder


Cold unsalted butter, cut in pieces

Egg yolk

Whipping cream

Method :
  • For the pastry, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the butter and rub in until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs.
  • Blend the egg yolk and whipping cream, then stir into the flour mixture.
  • Form the pastry into a ball, then roll out and use to line a 23cm dish. Flute the edge and chill for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat a baking sheet in the oven to 200oC/400oF/Gas 6. Lightly whisk the eggs and salt. Mix in the sugar, syrup, lemon juice and butter. Stir in the chopped nuts.
  • Pour into the pastry case and arrange the pecan nut halves in concentric circles on top.
  • Bake on the baking sheet for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 160oC/325oF/Gas 3 and bake for 25 minutes more.

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