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Photo: Andrew Purcell; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell  

Honey-Pecan Tart with Bittersweet Chocolate Drizzle

Traditional pecan pie gets a delicious flavor update, with honey's sweet-tangy touch countered by bittersweet chocolate. If you'd like a more casual pie, you can make this in a 9-inch pie plate; you'll probably need to bake the filling an additional 3 to 5 minutes.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Serves 12 (serving size: 1 wedge)
  • Hands-on: 20 Minutes
  • Total: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes


  • 1/2 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough
  • Baking spray with flour
  • 3/4 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup pecan halves, toasted
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped


1. Place the oven rack at lowest setting. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Gently fit pie dough into a 9-inch round removable-bottom metal tart pan coated with baking spray. Gently press dough against bottom and sides of pan. Line bottom of dough with a piece of foil; arrange pie weights or dried beans on foil. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove pie weights and foil; cool crust on a wire rack.

3. Combine corn syrup and next 6 ingredients (through eggs) in a large bowl, stirring until well combined. Gently fold in pecans. Pour pecan mixture over crust. Bake in lowest part of oven at 350° for 35 minutes or until set. Cool for 20 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove sides of tart pan; slide tart onto a serving platter.

4. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 1 minute or until chocolate melts, stirring every 15 seconds. Drizzle chocolate over top of tart.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 291
  • Fat: 14.3g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 3.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 41.6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 53mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 169mg
  • Calcium: 25mg

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Honey-Pecan Tart with Bittersweet Chocolate Drizzle Recipe