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Turtle Praline Tart Recipe

Turtle Praline Tart Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Preheat oven to 450°. Unroll pastry on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to an 11-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom; trim edges.
  • 2. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5-6 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. Whip remaining cream; serve with tart. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 335 calories, 24g fat (4g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein .

Reviews for Turtle Praline Tart

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LegalSec 228045
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

"To Roseannf: the other 1/2 cup cream is used for whipping and placing a dollop on top of the finished pie. It states this in the last paragraph of the recipe."

roseannf 222739
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

"This sounds soooooo yummy, my only problem is, where is the other 1/2 cup of cream used? It says 1 cup of cream divided, but only 1/2 cup is used to melt the caramels"

sookiepie 210881
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"A nice recipe. I have made this before and also used mini cupcake pans Baked pastry, added a bit caramel mixture, chopped nuts and chocolate drizzle. it is a hit all the way around! it is a recipe I would make again and keep in my favorite box."

snuggie 182569
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"Kathy here! Just a heads up that I DID NOT put the foil in my recipe. I guess the editors thought it was required, but I did not! So sorry about that !!!"

deyon.grandma 114464
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

"Thank goodness for the foil warning! I hope you don't use a microwave, any electronic devices, a cell phone, flourescent lights, or breathe the air.

Tart was wonderful."

scamphuysen 167144
Reviewed May. 14, 2012

"My husband drooled over the picture and thought the finished product was amazing."

griswards 105697
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"I baked the crust on baking sheet. Cut it in pieces and put it in miniature dessert dishes. Poured the mixture on top. Topped with whipped cream. Everyone did think it was a fancy dish."

333mello333 144582
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"Wonderful, but would never serve 16 in my household!!! Wonderful taste and easy to make.... can't believe the number of people who don't know that aluminum foil is not a health threat. Look it up people!!!!"

curleytoes 182350
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"this is very good and i would make this once a week"

dokey347 181215
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"What is with all this stuff about foil? I thought this was for either liking, disliking or making it with other ingredients? Maybe even "Make Over" recipes. If you don't like to use foil then don't!! All of your remarks are not what we are looking for on here! We want to know if the recipes are good or not that's all!!"

STHOMSON1377 114462
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"Made this and loved it!! Although I did use this a graham cracker crust as i didn't like how this one turned out. This was the 1st dessert gone at our church dinner."

lisaskov 115589
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"I made these for a bake sale and they were a hit - I left of the whipped cream at the end and used extra foil!!!
~ I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them. ~
Susan Sontag"

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2010

"You all made me lol today.If the foil doesn't get you then the ingredients will.But I am going to try it anyway. Sounds so good!"

gjwatkins 185802
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"Very good, not real real sweet tasting, but very rich, the carmel was nice and creamy. Made my own crust and made it taste even better!!Would make again!"

sunshine7983 181213
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"Are we in med school or Isn't this supposed to be where we RATE the recipe not talking about Foil!!..I Love this recipe! The whole family did. Thank you for a Great one that's easy.."

tmgondek56 182567
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"Oh good Lord, what paranoia! And lettuce causes cancer. I usually don't rate recipes I haven't made, but this does look good, thanks for the post, will be making it as soon as i run out for some.....foil!!"

ReldaJ 99715
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"I did not make this but it sounds so good. I to will not let foil touch my food. I will use parchment paper. I also grew up with foil and my mom used aluminum pots and pans. They have found aluminum pockets in the brain of people that died of Alzheimers."

t-macka 144581
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"This is yummy! for people that don't like to use foil...use baking paper."

marie41837 185688
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"my lord I grew up using foil, good god a lot of us did and I don't think that aluminum foil has anything to do with the living or the dying in a significant amont."

ptuner 182349
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"And where in the world did you hear that about foil? I went looking and found this. Although it is talking about BBQ'ing. "Use aluminum foil. Make tiny holes in a piece of foil and place it on the grill underneath your meat. The holes let the fat drip down, and the foil reduces the amount of smoke the billows back up. Wrapping the meat completely with perforated foil is an even better idea." Just unreal the "things" that come up that are supposedly unhealthy!"

geeclark 99688
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"I can't wait to try this recipe, it looks so good and yes you can substitute dried beans, or cooking marbels instead of foil to bake the pastry with, I agree, I would never use foil as it is a carcinogen."

trevis 114458
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"I want to make this it lookes so good. I heard using foil was un healthie. Is there another way"

shirleypozi 210880
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"Out of this world! Soooo good!"

frontiermom 182348
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"This is GREAT I on my way to the kitchen to make another."

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