Tuesday, December 8, 2009

pecan tart

My mother is not a baker. Don't get me wrong--she's a fabulous cook and certainly knows her way around a kitchen, but baking is not her specialty. So when she emailed me suggesting we make this pecan tart together for Thanksgiving, I was surprised to say the least.

Surprised but excited. So excited that a few hours after my plane touched down in Minnesota, I had already hauled her old Cuisinart out of storage and turned our kitchen into a whirlwind (read: disaster zone) as we prepped what was now not one, not two, not even three but four desserts for Thanksgiving dinner.

That's four desserts for eight people. A little excessive? Perhaps. But when it comes to the holidays, excessive is just enough. And without all of that excess, we would have missed out on this tart, which was a welcome addition to our holiday table. It was rich, sweet and paired perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a cup of coffee. Maybe mom should start baking more often.

Pecan Tart
Recipe from Curtis Stone, Available Here


Tia said...

mmm looks lovely

Nina said...

Your tart looks wonderful! Bet it was delicious. 4 desserts for 8 people? Sounds like a holiday at our house! :)