Oh, these tartlets are absolutely incredible! You begin by making caramel. No problem. I've made caramel a few times. It's always been a little tricky however this time seemed particularly hard. The sugar just sat and sat in the pan. I tried adding water. I tried starting over. I googled. Finally, I realized my heat wasn't up quite high enough to liquify the sugar. It took a bit of time, but I finally got the caramel color I was looking for.
The ganache is quite simple after the caramel is made. I added the cream, chocolate, milk, salt, and pecan pieces. Oh yum. Forget the tartlet crusts, where is my spoon? I made a nut dough for the tartlets and shaped them in a mini muffin tin. After they baked, I filled them with the chocolate caramel ganache and enjoyed one. So yummy. A bit runny though. I wondered why the filling didn't thicken like I expected.
I enjoyed one or two more and went about my day. Later, I discovered what my filling needed for thickening.... patience. These are absolutely delicious!