Walnut Caramel Tart Recipe

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Walnut Caramel Tart
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  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 3/4 cups walnut halves
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat 1/2 cup butter and the brown sugar until smooth.
  2. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Add flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt and beat until mixture forms a ball.
  3. Press dough over bottom and up sides to rim of a 9-inch fluted tart pan with removable rim. Freeze until firm, 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, spread walnuts in a large baking pan. Bake until lightly golden under skins, about 8 minutes (leave oven on).
  5. When walnuts are cool enough to handle, chop 2 cups; reserve remainder.
  6. Bake tart shell until golden, 16 to 18 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack.
  7. Meanwhile, in a 3- to 4-quart pan over medium heat, combine granulated sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water.
  8. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then increase heat to high and boil, swirling mixture occasionally, until mixture is a deep golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in crème fraîche, remaining 1/4 cup butter, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt (mixture will foam). Stir until smooth.
  10. Spread chopped walnuts in tart shell, then pour in hot caramel; spread level.
  11. Garnish edge of tart with reserved walnut halves. Let tart cool until caramel is firm enough to slice, at least 4 hours, or chill up to 2 days (bring to room temperature before serving). Cut into thin wedges.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 373.02 Kcal (1562 kJ)
Calories from fat 205.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.89g 35%
Cholesterol 38.66mg 13%
Sodium 119.45mg 5%
Potassium 140.66mg 3%
Total Carbs 38.58g 13%
Sugars 27.56g 110%
Dietary Fiber 1.86g 7%
Protein 6.92g 14%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 25.3mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 471.02 Kcal (1972 kJ)
Calories from fat 260.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.9g 35%
Cholesterol 48.82mg 13%
Sodium 150.84mg 5%
Potassium 177.61mg 3%
Total Carbs 48.71g 13%
Sugars 34.8g 110%
Dietary Fiber 2.34g 7%
Protein 8.73g 14%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 5%
Calcium 31.9mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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