45 minutes


On Demand


Melissa Coppel

Melissa Coppel entered the world of Pastry when she left her home country Colombia in her early 20’s to enroll at the French Pastry School in Chicago, where she graduated from L’ Art de la Patisserie Program. This whetted her appetite for the art of high level pastry. Through sheer determination, Coppel eventually landed in the pastry kitchen of the prestigious L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, where she honed her pastry skills. Then she took a position in the chocolate room of Caesars Palace Casino and right after at The Bellagio Casino, where she spent hours working with chocolate. This was the spark that ignited her love affair with chocolate, and launched her very specialized career. Today, she travels the world teaching her art, while she runs the Melissa Coppel Chocolate and Pastry School in Las Vegas.

Melissa Coppel is a Cacao Barry Ambassador. 
She was named "Chocolatier of the Year” in 2013, and one of the “Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America” in 2016.


Pecan Double Caramel Tarts

$59 (USD)

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Recipe: Pecan Double Caramel Tarts

Pecans are a truly captivating ingredient; they're crunchy, earthy, and have a lovely vanilla note.

This tart recipe by Melissa Coppel brings out all those nuances by creating a pecan praliné tart shell with white chocolate that's biting, yet creamy and full-bodied on the palate.

The tart is then filled with a layer of double caramel ganache that evokes the tried-and-true power combination of caramelized pecans. For texture, we top it with a caramelized pecan paste to add a rustic touch to this smooth and decadent dessert. Simple, elegant, and incredibly delicious!

Recorded in HD and showing you all the steps, ingredients, and details; this production-friendly recipe incarnates our school’s philosophy of sharing knowledge and creativity with generosity!

  • Double caramel ganache
  • Pecan praliné
  • Caramelized pecan paste

What is included in the recipe?

  • Access to the recipe or class videos for 30 Days -after your first click-
  • Recipe book in PDF format including detailed methods, percentages, and the shelf life of each product. 
  • Tools and equipment list with hyperlinks to the websites where we bought all our utensils. 
  • Digital photo of the product/products made during class.

Recommendations and rules:

  • You will have access to the video for 30 days -after your first click.
  • Please be aware that after 30 days, the video will no longer be available.
  • All other digital files will be available for 1 year: recipe book, tools and equipment list and photos.
  • Our On-Demand Recipe Videos are meant to be Demo style, we do not expect students to cook along with us. We feel this is the best way to get the most out of our experience together.