Chef Mark Hix Puts Unique Twist on Classic Pecan Pie with 'Shipwrecked Tart'

Mark Hix creates the "Shipwrecked Tart", a dessert combining pecan and bourbon pie flavors with Julian Temperley's Shipwreck cider brandy. The tart takes about an hour to prepare and bake, serving 6-8 people with a unique twist on a classic treat.

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Chef Mark Hix Puts Unique Twist on Classic Pecan Pie with 'Shipwrecked Tart'

Chef Mark Hix Puts Unique Twist on Classic Pecan Pie with 'Shipwrecked Tart'

Renowned British chef Mark Hix has created a new dessert that combines the classic flavors of an American pecan and bourbon pie with a special ingredient - Julian Temperley's Shipwreck cider brandy. Dubbed the "Shipwrecked Tart", this unique twist on a traditional favorite serves 6-8 people and takes about an hour to prepare and bake.

The Shipwrecked Tart recipe offers flexibility in the shape and size of the tart case. Chef Hix suggests options such as a long rectangular tart, a classic round tart, or even smaller individual-sized cases. The filling, infused with the distinctive flavor of Shipwreck cider brandy, is poured into a pre-baked tart shell and then returned to the oven to set.

Chef Hix explained the inspiration behind his creative dessert: "I like to call this A Shipwrecked Tart – my version of a classic American pecan and bourbon pie, but made with my friend Julian Temperley's Shipwreck cider brandy." The Shipwreck cider brandy, produced by the renowned Somerset cider maker Julian Temperley, adds a unique depth of flavor to this already decadent dessert.

The Shipwrecked Tart takes approximately 25 minutes to prepare, plus additional chilling time for the tart case, and then 1 hour to bake in the oven. The result is a delightfully indulgent dessert that marries the rich, nutty flavors of a traditional pecan pie with the distinctive taste of Shipwreck cider brandy, offering a fresh take on a classic treat that is sure to impress dinner party guests.

Key Takeaways

  • Mark Hix creates "Shipwrecked Tart", a pecan pie with Shipwreck cider brandy.
  • Tart serves 6-8 people, takes 1 hour to prepare and bake.
  • Flexible tart case shape and size options available.
  • Shipwreck cider brandy adds unique depth of flavor.
  • Prep time: 25 minutes, bake time: 1 hour, plus chilling time.