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Top 20 Recipe Posts of All Time: #15: Pecan Salty Caramel Tartelettes

by Grace Bonney

I am someone who puts themselves firmly in the “no nuts” camp, when it comes to desserts. But for some reason, this dessert recipe has been one of my all-time favorites because the photos are so darn beautiful.

Cookbook author Ellise Pierce’s recipe for Pecan Salty Caramel Tartelettes takes the #15 spot in our Top 20 Recipes of All Time Countdown. These delicious mini tarts are perfect for any event (or just a regular Wednesday night) and can be dressed up for the fanciest of occasions. They are decadent, but also so neat and tidy, and the way that Ellise photographed them here always reminds me of something my Mom would make and serve with an antique silver pie server. Enjoy this tasty trip back to 2013 for one heck of a delicious recipe. xo, Grace


#15: Ellise Pierce’s Pecan Salty Caramel Tartelettes

  • Who Contributed This Recipe: Blogger and cookbook author Ellise Pierce, also known as the Cowgirl Chef
  • Where they’re from: Paris, France (but originally from Texas!)
  • DS debut: March 2013



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  • We love this recipe! It’s our only consistent tradition in the realm of Thanksgiving desserts, although I always do a single large tart as pictured rather than individual tarts. It’s soooooo delicious, and also easy, and also make-ahead—three wins.

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