Harvest Nut Tart

Harvest Nut Tart
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5 Reviews
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
Prep Time
1:40
Total Time
12 servings

Ingredients

Crust

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

Topping

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  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. 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. 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. 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.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
400
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
28g
Protein
5g
Fat
33g
Sodium
110mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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.

Rating

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!

Rating

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.

Rating

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!

Rating

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

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