Turtle Praline Tart Recipe
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Turtle Praline Tart Recipe

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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Turtle Praline Tart in Taste of Home August/September 2009, p41

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LegalSec User ID: 548619 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 User ID: 7621480 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 User ID: 4460678 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 User ID: 3376193 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 User ID: 5529666 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 User ID: 818965 167144
Reviewed May. 14, 2012

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

griswards User ID: 2921023 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 User ID: 1716973 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 User ID: 1702500 182350
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

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

dokey347 User ID: 5553819 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!!"

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