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Pumpkin Pecan Tart

This Thanksgiving combine two favorite holiday desserts in a tart loaded with pumpkin and pecans. With a crust like a nutty shortbread cookie and a smooth, creamy filling — it’s easier than pie!

Pumpkin Pecan Tart

This Thanksgiving mash-up combines pumpkin pie, pecan pie and butter tarts all in one tasty dessert.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Freezing30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pecan Streusel, Pumpkin Pecan Tart, thanksgiving, Thanksgiving dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 361kcal

Ingredients

THE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE, COMBINE

  • 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. Ground nutmeg
  • tsp. Ground allspice
  • tsp. ⅛ tsp. ground cloves

THE CRUST, PROCESS

  • ½ cup Powdered sugar
  • cup Pecans, toasted
  • 1 ¼ cups All-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. Table salt
  • 1 Stick cold unsalted butter (8 Tbsp.), cubed
  • 1 Egg yolk, beaten

THE FILLING, BLEND

  • 1 can Pumpkin purée (15 oz.)
  • ¾ cup Sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp. Spiced rum (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. Pure vanilla extract

THE SWEET CREAM, WHIP

  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • ½ cup Sweetened condensed milk 
  • 1 tsp. Spiced rum (optional
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract 
  • Toasted pecan halves

Instructions

  • Coat a 9-inch round tart pan with a removable bottom with nonstick spray.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • Combine spices in a bowl.

The Crust

  • process sugar and pecans in a food processor until nuts are finely ground. Add flour and salt; pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until butter is pea-sized. Add egg yolk; process until mixture clumps together into a dough.
  • Press dough evenly into bottom and up sides of prepared pan. Dock bottom of crust by piercing with a fork, then freeze 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350° with rack in lowest position.
  • Bake crust on a baking sheet until golden, about 20 minutes.

The Filling

  • Blend pumpkin, condensed milk, eggs, rum, vanilla, and 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice in a bowl with a hand mixer. Transfer filling to hot crust.
  • Bake tart until filling is set, 25–30 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

The Sweet Corn

  • Whip cream, condensed milk, rum, and vanilla in a bowl until stiff peaks form. Garnish tart edge with pecans, and serve with sweet cream.

Notes

Per serving, Calories: 361

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories361
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 21g 33%
    • Saturated Fat 12g 60%
  • Cholesterol 105mg 35%
  • Sodium 112mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Protein 6g 12%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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