Pecan nuts and Maple Syrup Tart: honey in the kitchen

Creamy and crumbly on the mouth, pecan nuts and maple syrup tart
As our vacation approaches hubby gets excited even more everyday like a kid. Before I met him I never really see the importance of the word "vacation". Probably because I grew up in a tropical country where everyday is set in vacation ambiance: sun, sand, beaches and coconut trees :-) Infact, I never imagined that French people can be obsessed (? I am not sure if it's the right word) on the number of weeks of vacations they can have. Considering the fact they are only working 35 hours a week, no Sunday work (even for the service industry) plus a total of six weeks of vacation in a year. Without counting the days they are on strike (which happens very often) as this is their favorite sport way far before tour de France or football :-) (oops just kidding). He always tells me its his hard earned reward for working diligently.

Anyways, as we were pulling our luggages stocked on the top of our closet we couldn’t helped but chat about the last vacation we had in Canada. We were so much engulfed by our conversation that we decided to stop what we were doing and look instead at our photo album. We spend the entire afternoon talking about all our happy memories, funny anecdotes and delicious food tripping in Canada. That day we decided to bake the sweetest memory left of this vacation, maple syrup tart.
Our complice in this sweet adventure
Pecan nuts and Maple Syrup Tart
for the pastry:

250 g of flour
100 g of butter
½ tsp of salt
3 tbsps of water

for the garniture :
500 ml of maple syrup
400 ml heavy fresh cream
2 tbsps of cornflour
½ tsp of vanilla extract
30 g of pecan nuts
Start by preparing the dough. In a bowl mix with your hands the butter cut in small cubes. Add salt and the water little by little. work on the dough until it becomes smooth. Form a ball and keep it covered and let it stand for an hour. While waiting for the dough, In a casserole mix the maple syrup and heavy cream and let it boil. Add the cornflour by diluting it in a tablespoon of water before adding up in the maple syrup-cream mixture. Simmer over low fire for 15 minutes until the mxiture thickens. Add the vanila extract and turn off the fire. Cook the dough first at 180° celsius for ten minutes. Then add the pecan nuts and pour over the syrup mixture. Cook slowly for 40 minutes

For my French readers, the french version of this delicieuse recette is here:


Manggy said...

Dhanggit, that is fantastic!! I love the flavor combination-- it's a classic.





500mL of maple syrup?! That will clean out my wallet for sure hahaha! :D Oh well, maybe I can ask my tita in Canada (and I can make a tartelette)

Dhanggit said...

manggy, hahahaha

promise next time i'll be in canada i'll buy you one :-) you're so cute hahahaha

Babette said...

Hi Dhanggit, my family loves maple syrup. It's the only one we use for our pancakes and waffles. I also use it for my homemade Taho. :) My kids love it.

Rosie said...

Hi sweet Dhanggit, what a wonderful post! Oh it sounded just a perfect time to sit down and look through photos of your holiday! Just look at this magnificent maple syrup tart that came from memories too. Shame I couldn't just reach in and take a slice..... ;)

Rosie x

Cakespy said...

You may be excited about a vacation, but I am excited about this tart. Creamy and crumbly...that is so, so appealing to me. Some of my favorite flavors. MMM.

Anonymous said...

Your postings always leave me hungry, I wish you live next door to us, ha-ha-ha!
By the way, I live in Canada so if you and Mhanggy are needing more maple syrup, I can parcel some, just let me know.

Marvin said...

I'm always amazed at how much vacation Europeans seem to get compared to Americans. 6 weeks!!! I barely get 2 weeks of vacation every year, and that's not even guaranteed. I'm jealous.

So dhanggit, where are you going for vacation this year?

Catherine Wilkinson said...

Very lovely. Maple is a favorite flavor in my family.
And is your banner new? It's lovely too! Or maybe I'm just imagining...?

Happy cook said...

Looks so delicious. it is the first time i see a dessert like this. So were are you planning to go for holiday this time.

Brilynn said...

There's nothing better than maple syrup! I'm not even gonna lie, I eat it with a spoon...

Little Corner of Mine said...

Aiyo, this is so sweet and sinful! One small slice for me please! :)

linda said...

I love maple syrup, I even use it to sweeten my coffee.

love your new banner btw...

maybahay said...

yum, this just sounds comforting yet decadent.
your comment about 'strikes' made me laugh, i hope your husband does see the funny side of it.
i hope you enjoy your holiday wherever you go.

Cinnamonda said...

What a lovely recipe! I have never !! tasted maple syrup, but this recipe just might get me buying some!:) Thanks for visintig my blog and enjoy your holiday!


Gigi said...

Oh this sounds divine, like a haute couture pecan pie! Lovely tart with an even lovely story. :)

Jackson said...

wow! What a great recipe u have! I wish i'm there to try it! I find your blog is so informative with great recipe!! I love it!

Anonymous said...

What a nice description of the French! (btw:je suis francais, born and raised!hahahaha)
I love the maple tart! Have you ever heard of the Tarte au sucre? Sounds slighty similar except for the pecan of course. A bientot! :-)

Toni said...

I definitely envy the French when it comes to vacation time. I remember arriving somewhere in southern France in August, without a reservation, and being shocked that there was absolutely not one hotel room to be had! The entire country, it seems, was on vacation for the whole month! (And I'm trying to squeak out 3 weeks in July this year to go to India!)

I love the idea of using maple syrup as something other than a topping for pancakes! This sounds yummy!

Emiline said...

I bet you can't wait to hit the road! Hope you guys have a great time.
I think maple and pecans are two of my most favorite flavors, so this sounds great.

I love the tin of maple syrup.

Kate / Kajal said...

the tart looks so nice dhanggit. Its so gr8 to bring back memories of a wonderful trip.

Dhanggit said...

Babette, ahh thats sounds delectable, taho with maple syrup !!

Rosie, its always pleasant to reminisce good memories of holidays

Cakespy, maple syrup tart is really good.;love the way its crumbly and sweet melt in your mouth effect

Tess, oh that so sweet of you  ok I’ll give you my address soon..hehehe

Marvin, you know that’s the reason my hubby is quite hesitant to accept job offers in US even if salaries could be tempting because of this vacation thing ..I guess they are really lucky..but despite that they are never satisfied hahaha my husband will kill me for this

Catherine Wilkinson, nope its still unsatisfied I will probably change it soon..;-)

Happycook, It’s a secret until the right time comes I wont divulge hahahaha

Brilynn, you bet, the simplest is always the best..I wanted to do but hubby won’t allow me..we have diabetes history in the family

Little Corner of Mine, coming up

Linda, thanks

Maybahay, don’t worry I strongly influence my husband..he hates “being on strike” but his family won’t be that happy for they are all public servant..:-) normally they are the one always leading major strikes in France

Gigi, thanks

Zenchef, really ooops 

Toni, you went on the wrong place..if there’s one place they work less in France its in here in the south..when the weather is good everybody is in the beach sunbathing hahahaha

Dhanggit said...

You bet Emiline we definitely cant wait for vacation :-)

Kate, that's why camera is one of the men's greatest invention to savor good memories like these

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I think we need to move to France. My husband hasn't had a vacation since he started his new job last summer. I'm feeling so depressed now. May I have a piece of tart to cheer me up?

tigerfish said...

I'm just stuck with honey while sneaking into your kicthen for those tarts! Help!

White On Rice Couple said...

The only time I eat maple syrup is on my pancakes and when I do, I almost pour half the bottle for a few pancakes! This dessert would go perfect with a cappuccino or espresso for breakfast!

Sidney said...

Your husband is right !
Vacations are IMPORTANT!
Enjoy !

Kevin said...

That looks so good! Maple syrup s one of my favorite sweeteners. I often try to use it to replace sugar in recipes.