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Turtle Praline Tart

 Turtle Praline Tart
This rich dessert is my own creation, and I'm very proud of it. It's easy enough to make for every day but special enough to serve guests or take to a potluck. —Kathy Specht, Clinton, Montana
16 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
  • 36 caramels
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 3-1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Directions

  • Unroll pastry on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to an 11-in.
  • fluted tart pan with removable bottom; trim edges.
  • Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty
  • foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5-6 minutes
  • longer or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large saucepan, combine caramels and 1/2 cup cream. Cook and
  • stir over medium-low heat until caramels are melted. Stir in pecans.
  • Spread filling evenly into crust. Drizzle with melted chocolate.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set. Whip remaining cream; serve
  • with tart. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice with 1 tablespoon cream equals 335 calories, 24 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.