Harvest Nut Tart
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Harvest Nut Tart

Caramel nut tart that can be made with pecans, hazelnuts or macadamia nuts. The chocolate filling elevates this nut tart to fancy dessert status!

45 min
1 hr 40 min



1 1/2 cups mixed nuts (pecans, hazelnuts and/or macadamia nuts)

1/3 cup whole or slivered almonds

3 tablespoons sugar

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla


28 caramels

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 1/2 cups mixed nuts (pecans, hazelnuts and/or macadamia nuts), toasted

3 tablespoons milk chocolate or real semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1 1/2 cups mixed nuts, almonds and sugar in 5-cup blender container or food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Cover; blend at high speed until finely ground. (Do not grind into paste.)

  3. STEP 3

    Combine butter and vanilla in bowl until well mixed. Add ground nut mixture; stir just until dough holds together. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Place onto baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine caramels and half & half in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes or until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; gently stir 1 1/2 cups mixed nuts into caramel mixture. Spoon onto cooled crust; spread to coat evenly. Cool 30 minutes.

  5. STEP 5

    Melt chocolate chips and oil in 1-quart saucepan over low heat 3-5 minutes or until melted and smooth. Drizzle over tart. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.


33Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
110Sodium (mg)
28Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)


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  March 29, 2010

I brought this to a party and it was a huge hit with everyone - just a few crumbs were left by the end of the meal. It was easy to make and was very pretty.

— says Marian
  December 12, 2008

Made this for my daughter who is allergic to gluten for Thanksgiving. It all disappeared quickly & was the favorite dessert even by family members who can eat gluten. I was asked to make a double batch for Christmas & plan to do so. It is wonderful!

— says Barbara
  December 01, 2008

My family and friends were awed by the appearance and taste of this tart. Easy to prepare and stunning presentation. I used a decorating tube to pipe the chocolate on top in a lattice design. I increased the recipe by half to use a 12" spring-form pan.

— says kay
  November 28, 2008

I have Celiac so have to eat gluten-free, but I would make this again even if I didn't have to. It is delicious, and like a candy bar, but not too rich that you can't have more pieces!

— says Hilary
  November 10, 2008

The flavor is outstanding and the whip cream is an added bonus. WARNING: Do not look at the calories!!

— says Geneva
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