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Autumn Fruit Tart

Autumn Fruit Tart

Fall desserts make good use of apples and this rich tart is no exception. Dried apricots and hazelnuts evoke flavors of fall, all wrapped up in a delicious vanilla wafer crust.

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15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time



1 1/4 cups crushed vanilla wafer cookies

1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted


1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1 tablespoon brandy or apple juice, if desired

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts

1/2 cup chopped dried apricots

1 medium (1 cup) apple, peeled, chopped


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped

1 tablespoon powdered sugar

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all crust ingredients in bowl; mix well. Press onto bottom and up sides of greased 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake 8 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine sugar, corn syrup, eggs, flour, 2 tablespoons melted butter, brandy and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon in bowl; mix well. Stir in hazelnuts, apricots and apple. Spoon mixture into crust. Bake 40-50 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Remove side of pan.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all topping ingredients in bowl. Beat at high speed until stiff peaks form. Serve with tart.

Tip #1

Place a baking sheet or aluminum foil on the oven rack below the tart to catch any drips during baking.

Nutrition (1 serving)

330 Calories
19 Fat (g)
95 Cholesterol (mg)
125 Sodium (mg)
38 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
5 Protein (g)
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