A rectangular pecan tart, inspired by the praline, a candy popular in Texas, combines toasted nuts, corn syrup, and brown sugar.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 disk of dough to a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick. Fit into a 12-by-4 1/2-inch rectangular cake ring set on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Trim edges flush with rim. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prick bottom of crust all over with a fork. Freeze 15 minutes. Cut a 17-by-8-inch piece of parchment, and place on top of chilled crust. Fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake until edges are golden and bottom is firm, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes with weights intact. Remove weights and parchment. Let cool completely.

  • Heat sugar, cream, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil, and cook without stirring until edges begin to turn deep golden, about 6 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

  • Stir in pecans, vanilla, and salt. Pour filling evenly into cooled tart crust; do not spread it. Let stand at room temperature until cooled and firm, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Unmold tart, and serve.

Cook's Notes

To toast pecans, spread them in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake in a 350-degree oven for ten minutes. Tart can be wrapped in plastic and stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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I was reluctant to use my n n n n Cuisinartn n n n because of the quantity of flour and butter. The motor could not take that amount of ingredients. I had to finish it by hand between two sheets of plastic wrap. With half the recipe, the crust was too thick and took a lot longer to bake. But it was a big success at my mother's 86th birthday.
Rating: Unrated
Have looked everywhere for a 12-by4 1/2 rectangular cake ring to complete the dish. This must be a collectors item, very hard to find. Please Help!!