Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pee Cans / Pea Kahns

Simple Dessert from Tuesday Night!

Pecan Pie Tart
adapted from

1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick, softened)
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/8 tsp salt (pinch)
1 1/2 cups flour

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 TB butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt (pinch)
2 eggs
1 cup broken pecans
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

1. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale yellow. Mix vanilla, salt and egg together until well blended.

2. Stir in flour. Mix well.

3. Press dough in the bottom (& sides) of a 9 1/2 inch tart pan. Flour fingers if dough is too sticky.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until edges are browned.

5. Combine brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, salt and butter. Beat well. Add eggs and combine.

6. Stir in pecans.

7. Place pre-baked crust/tart pan into a rimmed baking sheet to collect spills if they happen. Pour sugar/egg/pecan mixture over crust. Sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips.

8. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until set. Loosen edges from side of pan while warm. Cool completely. Cut into serving pieces. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

YUM! This was a great, fast dessert. The crust had some great flavor and thrown together in just a few minutes. The filling was sweet, but not coyingly sweet. The only thing missing was a little creme sauce or scoop of ice cream. Next time I will get some bourbon in there somewhere...Ohhh, bourbon ice cream? Oh that would nice!!!!


ScottE. said...

I should add...the chocolate chips are optional. I added them...they were nice...but without the tart would still be nice.

CB said...

OK, this I could have eaten all night long. It was not overly sweet (thought looking at the recipe, it seems like it should have been). I was eating this while drinking bourbon and coke and agree that a bourbon something should go with it. Personally, I would do a very small scoop of a really good vanilla bean ice cream and drizzle bourbon sauce over all of it. So good.

ScottE. said...

I had a piece last night with a bourbon flavored whipped cream, sweetened with a little maple about making a man stupid...I stopped thinking for about an hour afterwards....awesome! You were right...Pecans and Bourbon totally make bedroom eyes at each other! Another great food combination.