Chocolate-Pecan Mousse Tart

Chocolate-Pecan Mousse Tart Recipe

No Southern-style supper would be complete without a tempting pecan dessert, such as this tart. It is a decadent mixture of heavenly chocolate mousse, layered in a baked crust, and covered with chopped pecans. If you want to up the sweet factor, serve your pecan tart warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Total Time

50 Minutes

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      • 2 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream
      • 1 Tablespoon Bourbon
      • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
      • 3/4 Cup Toasted Pecans (Chopped)

      • Crust
      • 1/2 Cup Butter (Softened)
      • 1/2 Cup Cream Cheese (Softened)
      • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
      • 1 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
      • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
      • 1/2 Cup Toated Pecans (Chopped)
      • 2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


  1. In a stand mixer, beat butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar into a cream. On low speed, gradually add four and salt until completely incorporated. Add pecans and beat until just blended.
  2. Shape dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat the inside of a spring-form tart pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly-floured work surface and roll into a circle. Arrange dough into prepared pan and press up around the sides. Trim away excess dough.
  5. Bake until lightly browned, about 15-17 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.
  6. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips & 1/2 cup cream and microwave until chocolate is melted, about 1-1 1/2 minutes. Stir every 30 seconds to prevent burning. Stir in bourbon & vanilla and set aside.
  7. In a stand mixer on medium-high speed, beat remaining cream until soft peaks form, about 2-3 minutes. Gently fold whipped cream into chocolate mixture and spread into cooled tart crust. Top with remaining pecans. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  8. Before serving, melt remaining chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute and drizzle over tart. Remove from spring-form pan, cut into wedges, and serve.

Nutrition & Cost Facts


879 kcal


50 g


72 g


9 g

Cost Per Serving


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