Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Book Club Bounty - October

My friend Melanie hosted October's Book Club meeting and once again I offered to bring a dessert. The October Book Club was a couple days before Rex's 1st Birthday Bash, so I didn't want to bring something very complicated since I had a long weekend of cooking ahead of me. I remembered this recipe from a long ago issue of Cooking Light and I thought it would be a great opportunity to try it out since it seemed very easy. All this recipe required was basically measuring and stirring and the result was still a beautifully delicious dessert!

This month we read "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay. It was a much better choice than last month's book and the discussion was much more productive. In addition, the general consensus was that we all enjoyed reading historical fiction - especially about a topic so few of us were familiar with prior to reading the book. I recommend this book and I highly recommend this tart!

Bourbon Pecan Tart with Chocolate Drizzle
Adapted from Cooking Light November 2007

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough (such as Pillsbury)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine first 10 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk.

    Stir in pecans.

    Roll dough into a 13-inch circle; fit into a 9-inch removable-bottom tart pan coated with cooking spray. Trim excess crust using a sharp knife.

    Spoon sugar mixture into prepared crust.

    Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over tart.

    Slice and Serve.
LinkClick Here for My Adapted Printable Recipe

1 comment:

MaryBeth said...

Not a big fan of pecan's but this sure does look good.