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!

12
servings
45 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 40 min
TOTAL TIME

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

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.

Nutrition

400Calories
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
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  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
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