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Chocolate Pecan Tart

Serves: Makes 1 (10.25-inch) Tart

Ingredients:

  • Tart Dough:
  • 120 grams (4.2 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 grams (¼ tbsp) salt
  • 90 grams (3.2 ounces) confectioners’ sugar
  • 30 grams (1 ounces) almond flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 235 grams (8.3 ounces) all-purpose flour

  • Filling:
  • 30 grams egg yolks (1 large egg)
  • 25 grams (0.9 ounce) sugar
  • 25 grams (0.9 ounce) maple sugar
  • 55 grams (2 ounces) maple syrup, grade B
  • 55 grams (2 ounces) corn syrup
  • 30 grams (1 ounce) salter butter, melted
  • 80 grams (2.8 ounces) pecan halves
  • 35 grams (1.2 ounce) Valrhona Baking Chocolate


Procedures:

Tart Dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, salt, confectioners’ sugar, almond flour and eggs. Once combined, add the flour in 3 additions, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition is incorporated. Mix until the dough just comes together.

Remove from the bowl and roll out between two sheets of parchment paper to a thickness of 2mm (0.08 in). Chill until ready to use.

Filling: Combine the sugars and syrups and then add the egg yolks. Add the melted butter and mix until smooth.

Melt the chocolate to 105°F (40°C) in the microwave or in a double boiler. Add the sugar/egg mixture to the chocolate, mixing well.

Toast the pecans in the oven at 300°F (150#176;C) for approximately 10 minutes, until the pecans have a nice brown and toasty color.

Assembly & Finishing: Grease tart shells and line with tart dough. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes, then bake at 325°F (163°C) for 8 to 10 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool slightly before filling.

Warm filling slightly if necessary to pour into shells. Line the bottom of the baked tart shells with 20g of toasted pecans. Pour 60g of filling over the top. Top with 20g more of pecans, fanning out in a decorative design. Finish with 60g of filling and let settle to eliminate air bubbles.

Bake at 315°F (157°C) for 12 to 15 minutes, or until edges begin puff up and the center is set. Cool for 1 hour before serving.

Store a room temperature or refrigerate. Best enjoyed within 2 days.

by Valrhona

 
 
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