Chocolate Pecan Lattice Tart
The impressive lattice on this chocolate tart is easily achieved with the Crinkle Cutter and a simplified assembly method.
- 1/3 cup (75 mL) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
- 3/4 cup (150 mL) pecan halves
- 3/4 cup (150 mL) packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) light corn syrup
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) Double-Strength Vanilla
- 1 pkg (15 oz/350 g) refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on package
- Additional pecan halves and vanilla ice cream (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°F. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine chocolate morsels and butter. Microwave on HIGH 20-40 seconds until melted and smooth, stirring after each 20-second interval. Finely chop pecans using Food Chopper. Add pecans, brown sugar, egg, corn syrup and vanilla to chocolate mixture; whisk using Stainless Whisk and set aside.
Unroll one pie crust onto lightly floured Large Round Stone with Handles and roll to a 13-inch circle using Baker's Roller®. Unroll second pie crust and gently fold in half. Starting in center, cut folded crust crosswise into twelve 3/4-inch-wide strips using Crinkle Cutter; discard ends so all strips are crinkled.
Spoon pecan mixture over center of crust on baking stone using Small Mix 'N Scraper®; spread to a 10-inch circle. Carefully twist six of the pie crust strips and place evenly over filling in horizontal rows. (Place longest strips across widest point.) Twist remaining strips and lay over filling in vertical rows, forming a lattice pattern. Firmly press ends of strips onto edge of crust. Fold edge of crust over ends of strips, pinching edges to seal. Place additional pecan halves between lattice strips, if desired.
Bake 28-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes. To serve, cut into wedges using Utility Knife and serve using Mini-Serving Spatula. Serve with ice cream, if desired.
- 12 servings
Nutrients per serving:
U.S. Nutrients per serving: Calories 300, Total Fat 17 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Carbohydrate 37 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 150 mg, Fiber less than 1 g
Corn syrup is a sweet syrup extracted from corn that is available in light and dark varieties. It contributes chewiness to this tart's flavorful filling.
If desired, 1 teaspoon vanilla can be substituted for the Double-Strength Vanilla.