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Chocolate Butterscotch Pecan Tart

This Chocolate Butterscotch Pecan Tart is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s easy to make, and you can whip it up in no time. The best part? You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy these tasty treats!

An amazing chocolate butterscotch pecan tart that is ready in minutes! It's the perfect alternative to pecan pie.

Chocolate Butterscotch Pecan Tart

Pecan tarts are a quintessential dessert that will be sure to please even the most discriminating taste buds. These easy-to-make treats are quick, packable, and great for when you’re in a pinch.

What is a pecan tart?

This isn’t your Grandma’s pecan pie. There’s no brown sugar and corn syrup here. You’ll want to prebake your crust and allow it to completely cool. Then, either make your own butterscotch sauce or use some from the store. Toss some toasted pecan with melted chocolate and the butterscotch sauce then simply bake it to set. The toasted pecans with the sweet coating is just heavenly.

A sweet drizzle of butterscotch over a chocolate buttercsotch pecan tart. It's an amazing dessert.

How to Store the Tart

Pecan tarts are best stored in an airtight container and put into the fridge for up to 4 days. This tart tastes great cold, but it also can be warmed up by putting them in the microwave for about 10 seconds.

Can Pecan Tart Be Frozen

If you want to make sure you have these pecan tarts on hand anytime the craving hits, you can store them in the freezer. Simply wrap them in plastic and place them in an airtight freezer-safe container. You can keep them in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you are ready to enjoy the tart, you can remove it from the freezer, thaw it overnight and then warm it in the oven.

Sweet and easy - this chocolate butterscotch pecan tart with soft whipped cream and butterscotch drizzle. It's a perfect dessert.

I do love a good pumpkin pie, but honestly, will all the pumpkin cookies, brownies, cakes, crackers, frosting, drinks… well, I can’t stand it all. It’s too much.

So I decided that I wasn’t going to succumb to the pumpkin goddesses of “blogland”. Nope, I’m going with the no-fail Chocolate route!

I liked this fun twist of the sweet butterscotch added to the chocolate to make this nontraditional pecan pie. Once the chocolate and butterscotch cool they harden and you end up with all the pecans coated in the sweet concoction.

This Chocolate Butterscotch tart is part of a three-part series including Butterscotch Sauce and Tart Crust recipe.

Three simple recipes for the best dessert! Homemade butterscotch sauce, an egg based tart crust and an easy chocolate butterscotch pecan filling! So good!!
Yield: 8

Chocolate Butterscotch Pecan Tart

Chocolate Butterscotch Pecan Tart

Sweet chocolate and butterscotch combine with roasted pecans for a flavorful tart.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes



  1. Toast the pecans in a 350 deg oven for 5 minutes.
  2. If your butterscotch has been in the fridge, warm the butterscotch until it's a smooth liquid consistency.
  3. Add toasted pecans, warm butterscotch, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips to a large bowl and stir until all the chips are melted.
  4. Place the chocolate pecan filling into the tart and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Cool for 1 hour and remove from tart pan.
  6. Serve with whipped cream and extra butterscotch drizzled over.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 32gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Saturday 30th of November 2013

Wow, that looks much better than pumpkin pie Kayrn! I agree, I can only handle so much pumpkin, so this tart is definitely a nice change. :)

Katie Clark

Wednesday 27th of November 2013

This looks SO good! I think it's definitely going to make an appearance this Christmas :)

Karyn Granrud

Wednesday 27th of November 2013

It was great! And it really was super easy to make. Enjoy it!

Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife

Tuesday 26th of November 2013

I'm with you on the pumpkin thing: I love sweets but have never been a huge fan of the onslaught of fall pumpkin desserts. I have just recently started making more breads and desserts with it, but I'd much rather go for this gorgeous chocolate butterscotch pecan tart that you made any day :)

Karyn Granrud

Tuesday 26th of November 2013

Thanks so much. Everyone loved this tart! Enjoy it if you make it!

Paula @Call Me PMc

Sunday 24th of November 2013

oh geez - this looks fantastic!!

Karyn Granrud

Monday 25th of November 2013

Thanks Paula! It was very good! The perfect blend of sweet and nutty.

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