One of the most exciting new spots at Walt Disney World to open this year is Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and I got to stay at AoA as it celebrated its very first holiday season! I couldn’t wait to see what new treats would be available, and I wasn’t disappointed when I found this little gem…
Pumpkin Pecan Tart
There in the ready-made case, I spied the Pumpkin Pecan Tart. I haven’t found this anywhere else on property, though it may be at the other value resorts (lemme know if you find it!).
Opening the clam shell container, I could tell this would be fantastic! The topping looked like the best sticky, ooey-gooey pecan pie, and the thick crust looked perfect. Something else to note: see the white stuff? You think it’s whipped cream, right? So did I. But actually, it’s cream cheese frosting. The best condiment ever? I think so.
Cutting the tart in half finally revealed the creamy pumpkin custard that was beneath the pecan pie topping. This is like having two of your very favorite holiday pies all in one!
The top half delivered, as it tasted just like it looked: the best part of a gooey pecan pie. And the pumpkin filling was cool, creamy, and flavorful.
A little frosting and a bit of the tart made the perfect bite construction!
The rich, caramelly, sticky goodness of the pecan pie coupled with the creamy spiced pumpkin filling was out of this world. And of course, the sweet-tangy cream cheese frosting was an ideal texture and taste accompaniment.
I was so excited to find this awesome treat at AoA, and I hope it makes its way to other locations stat! Even if its just a holiday addition, it could easily take up residence year-round and sell. Loved it!
Has the Pumpkin Pecan Tart won a spot on your must-have list? Leave a comment and let us know!