Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chocolate Pecan Tart

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Source: Martha Stewart.com



Chocolate Pecan Tart

2 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
4 tsp. unsalted butter, melted, plus 2 tsp., chilled and cut into small pieces
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
1 1/3 cups pecan halves
1 Tbsp. bourbon (optional)
1 store-bought refrigerated pie crust (not in a pie plate)


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in center. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pie dough to a 12-inch round, about 1/8 inch thick. Wrap dough around rolling pin, and unwrap over a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Press dough into bottom and up sides of pan; trim edge of dough.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, light corn syrup, 4 teaspoons melted butter, and the vanilla. Scatter chocolate evenly over tart shell. Pour filling over chocolate. Arrange pecans on top, as desired. Dot with 2 teaspoons chilled butter.

Place tart pan on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until filling is set, 45 to 60 minutes. If pecans are browning too quickly, tent pan with foil. Remove from oven; while still hot, drizzle with bourbon, if desired. Let tart cool completely before serving.