Pecan Tart

An elegant yet super easy holiday dessert! This pecan tart is always a hit!

Hey there! I’m Chenée and I share baking recipes, easy meals, and tips at Today we’re doing a classic holiday pie that my family loves at Thanksgiving or Christmas, but with a twist! This pecan tart is a scaled-down version of pecan pie, but so elegant and easy to make in a 9-inch tart pan!

This is such a low maintenance tart! No blind baking the crust here (and feel free to use store-bought crust), no pre-cooking the ingredients, and you can use pecan chips so you don’t even have to chop anything! Just whisk, pour, and bake!

I hope you love this tart! Keep in touch with me over at, where I share all my favorite holiday recipes and useful baking tips! I’ll see you there!

Yield: 8 servings

Pecan Tart

Pecan Tart

An elegant yet super easy holiday dessert! This pecan tart is always a hit!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 pie crust
  • 4 tbsp (56 g) unsalted butter - melted
  • 2 large eggs - beaten
  • ½ cup (171 g) light corn syrup
  • ½ cup (110 g) light brown sugar - packed
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) dark rum - optional
  • ¼ tsp (2 g) salt
  • ½ cup (118 g) pecan chips
  • 1 cup (99 g) pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and place pie crust into a 9-inch tart pan and remove crust overhang. Place crust in fridge to chill while you prepare the filling.
  2. 1 pie crust
  3. In a bowl, whisk together corn syrup, brown sugar, egg, butter, vanilla, salt, and rum (if using). Whisk until smooth.
  4. 4 tbsp unsalted butter, ½ cup light corn syrup, ½ cup light brown sugar, 2 large eggs, 2 tsp pure vanilla extract, 2 tbsp dark rum, ¼ tsp salt
  5. Add pecan chips to the rest of the filling ingredients and stir to combine. Pour into prepared crust. Add pecan halves on top in desired pattern.
  6. ½ cup pecan chips, 1 cup pecan halves
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until filling is bubbling and edge of crust is golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool at least 15 minutes before slicing. Serve warm or room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream.


You can use any spiced rum, dark rum, or light rum that you enjoy, or swap it for bourbon!  If you prefer not to use rum, you can just add another teaspoon of vanilla extract!

For even more holiday recipe ideas for your next gathering be sure to check out the other guest blog posts that have been shared right here on You can also check out all the video tutorials to master each dish on my Instagram. Are you ready for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below what you have on the menu.

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