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

2 comments:

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! :)