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Chocolate Butterscotch Pecan Tart

Sweet chocolate and butterscotch come together quick and easily with roasted pecans for a flavorful Chocolate Butterscotch Pecan Tart.

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

Chocolate Butterscotch Pecan Tart

I have a small confession to make… It’s a mortal sin in the blogging world, but I’m gonna come out and admit to it.

I am not a die-hard pumpkin everything fan. There I said it!

Will you still be my friend?         Thanks so much 🙂

I love chocolate and butterscotch, so I decided to make an amazingly easy tart that is a perfect replacement for a traditional pecan pie.

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

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

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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This recipe was featured on Better Homes and Gardens – 10 Pecan Desserts That are Not Pecan Pie.

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Saturday 14th of December 2013

[…] Oreos and pretzels and a gingerbread mansion; on Dieter’s Downfall, you’ll find a chocolate butterscotch pecan tart (I want that now!) and hi hat brownies (the totally outrageous brownie version of hi hat […]

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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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