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Yield

1 tart (8 servings)

Prep

15 minutes

Cooking

90 minutes

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Pumpkin, Maple, and Pecan Tart

Ingredients

For the pecan crust
500 mL (2 cups) pecans, finely ground
60 mL (¼ cup) granulated maple sugar
30 mL (2 tbsp) all-purpose flour
2 mL (½ tsp) allspice
1 mL (¼ tsp) salt
90 mL (6 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted

For the filling
500 mL (2 cups) unsweetened pureed pumpkin
180 mL (¾ cup) granulated maple sugar
60 mL (¼ cup) unsalted butter, melted
1 egg
125 mL (½ cup) Neilson 35% cream
15 mL (1 tbsp) all-purpose flour
5 mL (1 tsp) vanilla extract
2 mL (½ tsp) ground cinnamon
2 mL (¼ tsp) allspice 
1 mL (¼ tsp) ground nutmeg

To serve

Whole pecans
Neilson 35% cream, whipped

Directions

Butter a 23 cm (9 in) tart pan with a removable bottom. Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F).

For the pecan crust

In a bowl, combine the pecans, maple sugar, flour, allspice, and salt. Add the melted butter and mix with a fork until the dry ingredients are moistened. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tart pan. Press the mixture firmly to the bottom and sides of the pan to form the crust. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the crust is aromatic and just starts to brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.

For the filling

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine all of the filling ingredients until the mixture is light and smooth. Pour the filling into the crust and use a spatula to smooth out the top of the tart. Bake until the filling is set, 60 to 75 minutes. Once done, the filling should still look moist but not soft. The filling will firm up some more as the tart cools.

Place the tart on a wire rack and let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least two hours.

Gently unmold the tart to avoid damaging the crust. Garnish with whole pecans and whipped cream, and serve.