Fudge Pecan Brownie Tart

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Nov. 09, 2023
I love inventing my own recipes and entering contests—I won a blue ribbon at the Iowa State Fair for this one!
Fudge Pecan Brownie Tart Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Whipped cream and whole pecans for garnish


  1. Combine flour, brown sugar and nuts in a large bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix in milk and vanilla with a fork just until blended. Pat onto bottom and up the side of an 11-in. tart pan.
  2. For filling, melt chocolate and chips in the top of a double boiler over hot water. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Place in a large bowl and combine with sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; blend well. Gradually add flour, blending well after each addition. Add nuts. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake at 350° until center is just set and a toothpick comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  4. Meanwhile, for frosting, melt chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat. Add milk, butter, yolk and vanilla. Heat, stirring vigorously, until smooth and thick, about 5 minutes. Spread over tart. Garnish with whipped cream and pecans if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 580 calories, 37g fat (17g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.