Southern Maple-Bourbon Vanilla Bean Tart

Lauren Katz

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@lkatz

This tart is truly a perfect combination of my favorite flavors. The maple, brown sugar, bourbon, and vanilla in the filling are highlighted by a hint of cinnamon in the slightly savory crust. The topping is a truly addictive combination of whipped cream, sour cream, brown sugar, and vanilla. Top it all off with a sprinkling of roasted, salted pecans for crunch and a slightly salty finish. Enjoy!


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE TART SHELL:

6 Tbsp
salted butter, room temperature
1/4 c
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2
egg yolks

FOR THE FILLING:

2
eggs
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 Tbsp
bourbon
2 tsp
vanilla bean paste or 1 vanilla bean, scraped
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
maple extract
3 Tbsp
flour
1/2 c
unsalted butter, melted

FOR THE TOPPING:

1/2 c
sour cream
1/3 c
brown sugar
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
heavy whipping cream
1/3 c
salted pecans, toasted and roughly chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix in egg yolks and flour with a pastry cutter or fork until crumbly and well combined. Pat dough into an 8 inch (or 9 inch) tart pan with removable bottom. Place in freezer while preparing filling.
2
Using an electric hand mixer in a large mixing bowl, cream eggs and brown sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes. Mix in bourbon, vanilla paste, salt, maple extract, and flour. Immediately add in butter and mix on low for 30 seconds until smooth, scraping down sides. Pour mixture into tart shell. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until puffed, golden brown, and no longer wobbly in center. Let cool completely.
3
In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, brown sugar and vanilla. Set aside. In a separate clean mixing bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks. Add in sour cream mixture and whip for an additional 30 seconds or until well combined. Store covered in refrigerator until ready to serve.
4
To serve, slice tart into wedges, top with whipped cream mixture, and sprinkle with pecans.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian