Tested till perfect Spiced Pecan Bourbon Tart
Spiced Pecan Bourbon Tart
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Spiced Pecan Bourbon Tart

A twist on classic pecan pie, this tart has an easy pat-in crust and is lip-smackingly good with or without the bourbon. Serve with whipped cream.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 12


  • 3 3eggeggs
  • 1 cup 1cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupcorn syrup
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbourbon or rye whisky
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspground allspice
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupspecan halves
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcorn syrup, warmed

Pat-in Pastry:

  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupcold butter
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcold water
  • 1 tsp 1tspwhite vinegar
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Pat-In Pastry: In food processor, mix together flour, sugar and salt. Add butter; using on-off motion, pulse until in fine crumbs. Add water and vinegar; pulse 2 or 3 times or until blended but still crumbly. Squeeze together in small handfuls and pat evenly over bottom and up side of 9-inch (23 cm) tart pan with removable bottom, pressing firmly. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, bourbon, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice; stir in pecans. Scrape filling into prepared tart shell. Bake in bottom third of 375°F (190°C) oven, shielding edge with foil if browning too much, until pastry is golden and filling is just firm to the touch, about 45 minutes. Brush filling with corn syrup; let cool. (Make-ahead: Cover with foil and let stand at room temperature for up to 1 day.) Cut with serrated knife.

Additional information :

Spiced Pecan Tart: Omit bourbon. Decrease brown sugar to 3/4 cup (175 mL) and increase corn syrup to 3/4 cup (175 mL).

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 347 pro 4g total fat 18g sat. fat 6g
carb 46g fibre 1g chol 65mg sodium 161mg

% RDI:

calcium 3 iron 10 vit A 9 folate 12
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