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Honey Maple Pecan Tart

Posted by osakaben41 on October 18, 2009

H-M-P Tart

Just a quickie here.  We were invited over to for dinner tonight, so of course I offered to bring dessert.  With just enough tart dough left over, it was a fairly simple thing to throw together a pecan tart, this one from the always inspiring Baking Obsession.

It was very similar to the Walnut-Cranberry I just finished, with a sugary sludge poured over some toasted nuts.  whereas the last recipe relied more on an egg + a yolk for the body, I wasn’t sure what exactly was going to hold this one together.  There’s some butter in the mix which presumably would firm up once the tart is chilled, but for the most part it’s Honey, Maple Syrup and brown sugar.

HMP Tart2

It held up well though and sliced nicely, served it with some left over Cranberry ice cream.  I’ll call this more of a utilitarian exercise though than a pure experiment.  There are times when I’m just dying to try baking something with a nice quince, or infuse a creme brulee with bay leaves, but more often than not our friends want something more familiar.  For slapping something together in under an hour though, this ones a keeper.

One Response to “Honey Maple Pecan Tart”

  1. Jayle said

    Love your blog – great photos. Can’t wait to see the DB post at the end of the month… happy baking!

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