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Turtle Praline Tart

This rich dessert is my own creation, and I'm very proud of it. It's easy enough to make for everyday meals but special enough to serve guests or take to a potluck. —Kathy Specht, Clinton, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings


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


  • Preheat oven to 450°. Unroll pie crust on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to an 11-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom; trim edges.
  • Line unpricked pie crust with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake until light golden brown, 5-6 minutes longer. 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 until set, about 30 minutes. Whip remaining cream; serve with tart.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 335 calories, 24g fat (4g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Patricia
    Dec 31, 2020

    Exactly as written. So delicious!! Thought I didn't have foil, then realized I could use the piece that I was wearing on my head!!!

  • MamaMeese
    Jul 26, 2020

    Made exactly as recipe stated. Delicious!

  • Terri
    Feb 24, 2020

    can caramel sauce be substituted for the 36 caramels? Would 1 cup be enough to substitute?

  • Cheryl
    Dec 31, 2019

    Can this be made in advance? And, should it be refrigerated?

  • LegalSec
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    May 14, 2012

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