Instead of sugar, maple syrup is the sweetener of choice in this holiday pumpkin tart. It adds deep flavor to the custardlike filling.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
2 hrs


For the crust
For the filling


Instructions Checklist
  • Make crust: In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar, and salt until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, with a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining. Add egg yolk. With machine running, add ice water. Pulse just until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed. Wrap dough in plastic and flatten into a disk. Refrigerate until firm, 1 hour (or up to overnight).

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to a 14-inch round. Place in an 11-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom; trim any excess. Prick dough all over with a fork. Freeze 15 minutes. Place a sheet of parchment paper over dough and fill with pie weights or dry beans. Bake until crust feels dry and flaky, 20 minutes. Remove parchment and weights; bake until crust is light golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

  • Meanwhile, make filling: In a large bowl, whisk together butter, maple syrup, eggs, cream, salt, pumpkin puree, and lemon zest. Fold in breadcrumbs and pour filling into tart shell. Bake until filling is set and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool 30 minutes in pan on wire rack before serving.

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I also subscribe to the magazine the black background makes it hard to read. please change that.
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this is in the 11/10 Everyday magazine. However, I cannot read all the recipes with dark background, of which there are many in this issue. I decided to go online to get the recipes. I STRONGLY URGE Everyday Food to abstain from using dark backgrounds on recipes. I am unable to read the recipes in the magazine. I can't be the only subscriber with this problem.