Chocolate Ganache Tart / Pecan Crust

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Go ahead and indulge in this delicious know you wanna! Lol! I've been asked to make this particular pie more often than any other dessert out there...this tart will be one served for Easter. It's so easy to make too!...oh, and yes, did I say it's calorie free...ha ha!

The crust on this tart is sooooo good!


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20 Min
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  • 2 1/2 c
    pecans - toasted or not
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    melted, salted butter

  • 14 oz
    giaradelli semi sweet chocolate chips - or another quality brand
  • 2 c
    heavy cream

How to Make Chocolate Ganache Tart / Pecan Crust


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree.

    Toast pecans on a sheet pan 10 - 12 minutes. ( optional)
  2. Place the toasted pecans on food processor along with 1/2 cup sugar. Pulse until looks like sand.
  3. Drizzle 3 tablespoons of butter into the crumbs, pulse until you see it's going to stick together. If you need the 4th tablespoon, go ahead and add it, it won't hurt anything.
  4. Pat the pecan mixture into a 9 inch tart pan or 9 inch pie plate. Up the sides as well.

    Place in freezer to chill for 15 minutes.
  5. After chilling place in preheated oven to 10 - 12 minutes or until starting to color just a bit.
  6. Cool crust.
  7. Make Ganache:

    Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl.

    In another sauce pan, heat cream until bubbly around the edges of pan. I stick my pinkie into the center to see if hot...but if bubbling around edges, that's a pretty good sign it's hot enough.

    Pour the cream over the chocolate. Let sit for a few minutes. Then, whisk until all chips are blended and melted into the cream. Will have a beautiful sheen.
  8. Pour this evenly into the pecan crust. Place in refrigerator and chill for a good 2 hours.
  9. Remove from refrigerator and remove tart pan. Allow the tart to set at room temperature for 20 minutes before cutting...

    I serve this decadent dessert with just a dollop of whipped needs nothing else...

    Enjoy this creamy, smooth, chocolaty indulgence.

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About Chocolate Ganache Tart / Pecan Crust

Course/Dish: Pies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American

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